News and announcements


September 30, 2014 -- Photo Ninja 1.2.4 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.2.4 has been posted on the pre-release download page. This pre-release includes updated camera and lens support (along with better handling of built-in lenses) and some other improvements. The current official release version is 1.2.3b, available on the main download page. We have a substantial amount work in the development pipeline that will be released in due course.

March 18, 2014 -- Photo Ninja 1.2.3b pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.2.3b has been posted on the pre-release download page. This is a work-in-progress snapshot; we decided to release it because it contains some useful features and fixes even in its current state. Includes support for Nikon D4S, a new highlight recovery engine for X-Trans cameras, and a fix for some instability on Mac systems that was caused by a compiler bug. The current official release version is 1.2.2, available on the main download page.

February 10, 2014 -- Photo Ninja 1.2.3 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.2.3 has been posted on the pre-release download page. This pre-release adds highlight recovery for FujiFilm X-Trans cameras. The current official release version is 1.2.2, available on the main download page.

February 10, 2014 -- Photo Ninja 1.2.2 officially released

Photo Ninja 1.2.2 is now available on the download page. If you previously installed the 1.2.2a pre-release from February 4, you are already up to date. This release includes support for the Fujifilm X-T1, Sony A7/A7R, Pentax K-3, Nikon DF, Nikon D610, Canon 70D, and some bug fixes.

February 4, 2014 -- Photo Ninja 1.2.2a pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.2.2a has been posted on the pre-release download page. This includes support for FujiFilm X-T1, Sony A7/A7R, Pentax K-3, Nikon DF, Nikon D610, Canon 70D, and some bug fixes. The current official release version is 1.2.1, available on the main download page.

January 8, 2014 -- Photo Ninja 1.2.2 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.2.2 has been posted on the pre-release download page. This is a minor update with some camera updates and a few bug fixes. The current official release version is 1.2.1, available on the main download page.

October 18, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.2.1 officially released

Photo Ninja 1.2.1 is now available on the download page. If you previously installed the 1.2.1 pre-release from October 15, you are already up to date. This release includes support for the Fujifilm X-E2, XQ1, X-A1 and Panasonic LF1 and GX7, as well as some minor bug fixes relating to X-Trans support.

October 15, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.2.1 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.2.1 has been posted on the pre-release download page. This is a minor update with support for Panasonic LF1 and GX7 and Fujifilm X-E2, XQ1, X-A1, and some bug fixes mostly relating to X-Trans support. The current official release version is 1.2.0, available on the main download page.

October 1, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.2.0 officially released

Photo Ninja 1.2.0 is now available on the download page. If you previously installed the 1.2.0a pre-release from September 26, you are already up to date. This release includes initial support for Fuji X-Trans cameras. Users of the pre-release have been reporting excellent results from our X-Trans processing.

September 26, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.2.0a pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.2.0a has been posted on the pre-release download page. This fixes a critical bug in the X-Trans support. We recommend updating to 1.2.0a if you installed the 1.2.0 pre-release. The current official release version is 1.1.2, available on the main download page.

September 25, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.2.0 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.2.0 has been posted on the pre-release download page. It includes initial support for Fuji X-Trans cameras. It also replaces the 1.1.3 pre-release. The current official release version is 1.1.2, available on the main download page.

September 11, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.1.3 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.1.3 has been posted on the pre-release download page. It eliminates random artifacts that were occuring on some systems when both CA correction and Moderate or Aggressive demosaicing were enabled. The current official release version is 1.1.2, available on the main download page.

September 11, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.1.2 released

Photo Ninja 1.1.2 is now available on the download page. If you previously installed the 1.1.2b pre-release from September 6, you are already up to date.

September 6, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.1.2b pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.1.2b has been posted on the pre-release download page. It includes a fix for an intermittent bug in Noise Ninja 4 that was reported by a small number of users. The current official release version is 1.1.1, available on the main download page.

August 29, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.1.2 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.1.2 has been posted on the pre-release download page. The current official release version is 1.1.1, available on the main download page.

August 26, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.1.1 released

Photo Ninja 1.1.1 is now available on the download page. If you previously installed the 1.1.1 release candidate from August 22, you are already up to date.

August 22, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.1.1 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.1.1 has been posted on the pre-release download page. It includes an important fix to highlight recovery to suppress pink fringes around specular highlights. The current official release version is 1.1.1, available on the main download page.

August 12, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.1.0 released

Photo Ninja 1.1.0 is now available on the download page. If you previously installed the 1.1.0 release candidate from July, you are already up to date.

July 11, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.1.0 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.1.0 has been posted on the pre-release download page. The current official release version is 1.0.5, available on the main download page.

March 21, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.0.5 release and 1.1.0 beta 3 available

Photo Ninja 1.0.5 (with batch processing) has been promoted to official release status and is available on the download page. If you previously installed the 1.0.5 pre-release, you are already up to date. In addition, we have posted Beta 3 of version 1.1.0 here, which includes Photoshop plug-ins for both Windows and Mac.

February 24, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.0.5 pre-release and 1.1.0 beta available

The 1.0.5 pre-release includes batch processing. The 1.1.0 beta (currently Mac only) also includes Photoshop filter and file format plug-ins that allow Photo Ninja to open or process images directly for Photoshop without intermediate files. (The Windows version of 1.1.0 will be posted as soon as we resolve some configuration problems.)

January 10, 2013 -- Photo Ninja 1.0.4 released

Photo Ninja 1.0.4 is now available on the download page. If you previously installed the 1.0.4c pre-release, you are already up to date.

December 23, 2012 -- Photo Ninja 1.0.4c pre-release available

This is an update of the 1.0.4 pre-release (see below). It fixes a parsing bug for native-EXIF GPS coordinates.

The update is available at the pre-release download page.

December 19, 2012 -- Photo Ninja 1.0.4b pre-release available

This is an update of the 1.0.4 pre-release (see below). It fixes a bug on Mac systems that prevented the filter panel and thumbstrips from rendering properly in "unpinned" mode. The 1.0.4b update is available on the pre-release download page.

December 17, 2012 -- Photo Ninja 1.0.4 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.0.4 has been posted on the pre-release download page. The current official release version is 1.0.3, available on the main download page.

November 5, 2012 -- Photo Ninja 1.0.3 released

Photo Ninja 1.0.3 is now available on the download page. If you already installed the 1.0.3 pre-release, you do not need to download it again.

October 25, 2012 -- Photo Ninja 1.0.3 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.0.3 has been posted on the pre-release download page. The current official release version is 1.0.2, available on the main download page.

September 26, 2012 -- Photo Ninja 1.0.2 released

Photo Ninja 1.0.2 is now available on the download page. If you already installed the 1.0.2 pre-release, you do not need to download it again.

September 23, 2012 -- Photo Ninja 1.0.2 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.0.2 has been posted on the pre-release download page. The current official release version is 1.0, available on the main download page.

September 21, 2012 -- Photo Ninja 1.0.1 pre-release available

A pre-release of Photo Ninja 1.0.1 has been posted on the pre-release download page. The current official release version is 1.0, available on the main download page.

September 5, 2012 -- Photo Ninja succeeds Noise Ninja

For almost a decade, photographers around the world have relied on Noise Ninja, our award-winning noise reduction software, to improve their images. Today, we are excited to announce Noise Ninja's successor: Photo Ninja, a state-of-the-art raw converter that achieves a very high level of image quality.

Naturally, Photo Ninja includes our latest and best noise reduction, Noise Ninja 3.0. But it offers much, much more, including world-class detail enhancement, highlight recovery, and adaptive lighting.

Photo Ninja is the outcome of an intensive, "bet-the-company" research and development effort. A diverse group of professional and enthusiast photographers actively participated in an extended beta test and significantly influenced the feature set.

After we released Noise Ninja in 2003, it quickly gained wide adoption and a reputation for excellence. Based on feedback from the beta test, we expect the same thing will happen with Photo Ninja. It has been a challenging project, but we have managed to develop highly effective technology in several key areas, and users are reporting excellent results. (One industry veteran whose opinion we trust told us plainly that "it raises one's expectations of what can be obtained from a digital photo.")

We would like to say "Thank you!" to the many photographers who purchased Noise Ninja over the last several years. We hope Photo Ninja will also find its way into your workflow.