Mirye Software announces the release of SILKYPIX Developer Studio 8, the latest version of the RAW photo software series for Windows and Mac OS. It is immediately available on the Mirye Software online store.

SILKYPIX Developer Studio 8 series of photography products helps you improve your RAW, TIFF or JPEG images with complete control over color balance, exposure bias, high dynamic range and more. This release of the entry level version in the series adds several new features. SILKYPIX Developer Studio 8 is the standard version of the SILKYPIX Developer Studio series that includes adjustment of exposure, white balance and contrast, as well a correction tools such as dust removal and lens aberration. In addition, it incorporates the advanced image processing engine as SILKYPIX DS  Pro8, achieving higher image quality in high color separation performance, excellent noise reduction and more.

SILKYPIX Developer Studio 8 New Key Features

Clarity Adjustment

Tone adjustment tools now include a clarity parameter. to adjust the luminance level of each pixel based on information from surrounding pixels. Increasing clarity enhances  details of the subject in a photo that may otherwise have muted features. Decreasing clarify results in a soft ambience with a soft focus. Clarity adjustment is a powerful tool for achieving desirable results especially in personal portraits.

Soft Proofing

Utilizing ICC profiles, DS 8 includes a soft proof display that simulates the appearance of a photo as it may appear when printed. With this new feature, printing mistakes can be prevented, and printing result closer to the intent of the photographer can be obtained. Requires a monitor  that is color managed.

Focus Peaking

Focus peaking detects the parts focused, based on from adjacent pixels in the image, and to display them with colors added to those parts. Focus peaking is extremely useful for analyzing the area of focus when the photo was taken.

One License for Three Computers

SILKYPIX Developer Studio 8 is used by photographers that utilize multiple devices including desktops, laptops and tablets running either Windows or Mac OS. Now each license can be used on a total of three devices in any combination of operating system.

Supports RAW data of SIGMA dp Quattro Series

DS 8 supports the X3F (RAW format) of SIGMA dp Quattro series with Foveon X3® sensor. Supported Cameras (dp Quattro 0, dp Quattro 1, dp Quattro 2, dp Quattro 3)

New function /Improvement list

  • Tone - Clarity slider addition
  • Dodge·Color Burn(HDR)-Dodge and Color Burn can be individually adjusted
  • Noise reduction- Neat noise slider addition
  • Display warning- Soft proofing addition
  • Warning indication - Focus peaking addition
  • Preview display Select background color
  • Choose Rating Display / Non-display under the thumbnail display
  • Improved User Interface
  • One License Can Be Used on Three Computers
  • SIGMA dp Quattro series compatible

SILKYPIX DS 8 is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 10 / 8.1 / 7 and macOS™ v10.6.8 – v10.12.

Introductory Campaign

SILKYPIX DS 8 is available through August 31, 2017 at a 40% discount for only $89.  SILKYPIX DS users (including DS 8) can also upgrade to SILKYPIX DS Pro8 for only $99 through July 31, 2017, a 60% savings!


SILKYPIX Developer Studio is RAW development software which develops photographs into professional, high quality images. Put your computer to work to go beyond the limitations of conditions when you took your photo. Typical problems such as unnatural edges in a high-saturation color boundary, false color within fine structures, or noise in high-sensitivity shooting are all fixable with SILKYPIX. SILKYPIX satisfies both the demand for high resolution and high color separation performance. The goal is photography which is as smooth and natural as silk. That is why it is called SILKYPIX.

SILKYPIX® is a registered trademark by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Co., Ltd. Windows® is a registered trademark by Microsoft Corporation. macOS™ is a trademark by Apple Inc. Intel® and Pentium® are registered trademarks by Intel Corporation. Other listed Company names and product names are registered trademark of their respective owners.

About Mirye Software

Mirye Software publishes and distributes high performance digital tools for creative professionals. It also distributes and licenses superior and unique content, including 2D, 3D and audio content for use in digital productions. Mirye Software was launched in 2006 as a division of Proactive International, a strategic business development company, in order to provide vertical market professionals with tools and content.

Non Destructive Editing

Make changes - a lot of them. All edits are saved in separate files. When your photo is perfect, then develop it into a new image.


Better Correction Tools

Each version of SILKYPIX adds new tools and improves existing tools. No gimmicks to get you into a cloud or ecosystem.


Best Camera Support

Camera manufacturers trust SILKYPIX. It supports more cameras, and gets updates faster from camera makers.