LightZone v4.1 now available !

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Hello everyone in the LightZone community. Our latest release candidate, v4.1, is now available for download---no longer beta for those of you who are beta-averse.  Many thanks to Masahiro Kitagawa and our translation team. Read more for the change log details...


User Interface

  • You can now open an image via command line, OS context menu, or drag & drop on LightZone shortcut icon.
  • On Mac OS X, full-screen mode is now supported on 10.7 (Lion) or newer.
  • On Mac OS X, HiDPI retina mode is now supported.

Photo Browser

  • You can now select multiple thumbnails with Ctrl-Shift-Click.

Photo Editor

  • You can now zoom in/out with Ctrl-wheel, and move the zoomed image with Ctrl-drag.
  • In Crop/Rotate mode, you can now rotate the image with mouse wheel, and change the rotation grid origin with a click.
  • "Info" tab is now also available in Editor mode.
  • AdvancedNoiseReduction is updated to V4.
  • Upresolution is now possible when converting an edited image.


  • UI messages are translated in Danish, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.
  • Help files are translated in Danish, Dutch, French, Japanese, and Spanish.

Operating System Support

  • Windows (64-bit), Mac OS X 10.10, FreeBSD, and OpenIndiana are now supported.

Camera Support

  • Raw files from the following cameras are now supported (additions to previously supported raw files):
    • Canon: EOS 1D-X, EOS 6D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D, EOS 100D / SL1 / X7, EOS 700D / T5i / X7i, EOS 1200D / Rabel T5, Powershot G7 X, Powershot G12, Powershot G16, Powershot S120
    • Epson: R-D1
    • Fujifilm: Finepix S1, X-A1, X-E2, X-M1, X-T1, X20, X30, X100s, X100T, XQ1
    • Leica: M9, X VARIO (TYP 107)
    • Nikon: 1 AW1, 1 J3, 1 S1, 1 V2, 1 V3, Coolpix A, Coolpix P340, Coolpix P7800, D4S, D600, D810, D750, D800, D800E, D3300, D5300, D5200, D5500, D7100, D7200, DF
    • Olympus: E-M10, E-M1, E-P3, E-P5, E-PL1S, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL7, E-PM1, STYLUS1, XZ-1, XZ-2
    • Panasonic: DMC-FZ70, DMC-FZ200, DMC-FZ1000, DMC-G6, DMC-GF6, DMC-GM1, DMC-GX7, DMC-LF1, DMC-LX100
    • Pentax: 645D, GR, K100D Super, K-3, K-5 II, K-5 IIs, K-50, K-500, Q7
    • Samsung: EK-GN120, EX2F, NX1, NX10, NX20, NX200, NX300, NX1000, NX Mini
    • Sony: A99, DSC-RX1R, DSC-RX10, DSC-RX100M2, DSC-RX100M3, DSLR-A230, DSLR-A290, DSLR-A380, DSLR-A500, DSLR-A580, ILCE-7, ILCE-7R, ILCE-3000, ILCE-5000, ILCE-5100, ILCE-6000, ILCE-QX1, SLT-A58 NEX-3, NEX-3N, NEX-5, NEX-5T, NEX-C3
  • Raw processing is now multi-threaded with OpenMP.




Glad to see that there is

Glad to see that there is still advance in this project. Lightzone picture processing is very rewarding and now even more.

Thank You very much for Your effort indeed. 

Very very good work!!!



Hi there,


I use the software almost daily, very glad to see an update. Just installed it and going to give it a spin right now. Keep up the good work!

Martin Wagener

First of all congratulations! Good job!

I have a question. 4.1.0 appears in a bi-lingual way after installing, it's a mix of English and German. Is there a way to set it to English completely?

New Version 4.1.0

the program does not open and wants to use the older Java SE 6-Runtime-Version and recommands the installing of this old version. I´m using Mac Yosemite 10.10.3.
What can I do?

That sounds very odd...

I can't help much as I'm on Win.  But I highly recommend that you repost this in the forums---it won't get seen here as well as it will there.

wow, thanks for that, great

wow, thanks for that, great functions !:)


thank you, thank you very much:)


only function I'm missing now is the brush like in PS... regions are great tool, but sometimes the brush is more convienient and faster for work, with better results

anyway, thanks for your effornt, cheers:)

Thank you thank you thank you!

Haven't seen anything for awhile and I thought it was dead.  Glad to see it's still active!!!!!

how do i down..

load it?

The torrent is not

The torrent is not downloading, there are 0 seeds.

Thanks for the alert

The other links are fully functional.  We put the torrents up because of our experiences in Fall of 2013, when we got some unexpected press and there was a mad rush, and it exceeded the bandwidth of the servers the links were on (and even crashed our website).

missing jar

D/L'd and installed new version but get "missing jar" pop up when I try to open. Unsinstalled completely and reinstalled to same error message. Unistalled again and re-installed 4.0.0 with no problems. Any thoughts?

Thanks to everyone who continues to update and improve the software and keep it free

You are more likely to get a good response...

By posting a new topic in the regular forums---people will see it more easily.  Put "missing Jar v4.1.1 " in your title.  Sorry I can't help you---not tech savvy enough, but we have many members who are.

D7100 RAW profile

Does anyone else think the d7100 RAW profile is still off? It blows out whites for me. Windows version--32 or 64 bit makes no difference.


Brilliant project nonetheless! Sorry if this is in the wrong place--don't know how to move it to the RAW profiles section.

Can't Download

Hello, I've just joined last night and the download is sitting at 25.5% and won't go any further.  Can anyone help me? I'm running Windows

Dead link

I can't download the app for Linux:

"503 Sorry, the page you are looking for is currently down for maintenance."

Do you have an alternative links? Might be torrent?

It was working for me this

It was working for me this afternoon, I just discovered Lightzone and went to try it. And yes, it's down now. I guess it is simply down for maintenance, so maybe it won't take too long - try again later?

Retoca tu Foto

Hola, lo instalé, pero no arranca...
Hello i installed it, but no run...
Sombody knows what i can do?
Alguien sabe que debo hacer?


More details, please?

We need them to help you!

I get even with the newest

I get even with the newest version, very dark RAW Pics when i clicked Edit with my EOS1200D RAWs.


I do not find a solution :(

Is your monitor calibrated correctly

Is your monitor calibrated correctly? If your monitor is not calibrated for the ambient light then it could appear like that.

One way to confirm that is to try out the same on another calibrated monitor.

Opening Nikon D600 RAW?

Hey There,


I'm new to LightZone. My problem: CameraRaws from my Nikon D600 show in the program's browser, but there is no way to edit them. There's an error message "invalid file"...

Sorry, I come from lightroom. Is there anything basic I do wrong in the approach to the lightzone workflow? Is there a hidden - non self explanatory step I'm missing? Thanks, Martin

invalid image file

Sorry if I'm posting on the false tread, hopo someone of you could help.

I'm running the 4.1 version on win 7 64, I've used this version for the last 4 months without problems.

I've changed my camera last week, now I'm using a Pentax k3 shooting in .dgn, the fist set of fotos had no problem, I've postprocessed without any problem, yesterday I've tried to work on a new set of fotos, and for all the fotos it appears the "invalid image file" and then c:/users/... and so on. Even the old ones (the dng, not the jpg) are giving the problem, but only the ones from the new camera, the ones from my old k5 and the oldest k20 are ok. I can open the new ones with photoshop, irfanview and i can still see them on lightzone, but I cannot work on those.

Someone of you can give me a help or a solution?



Mik Witkamp
very grateful


Really impressed with the software! Just started using it and was wondering if context menus would be available. Just spotted this thread, excellent :))

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