Foveon Inc. has announced expanded product support for Foveon X3F image file type. X3F is the file type produced with the Foveon X3 direct image sensor found in certain digital camera models. Photoshop CS now supports the raw image files for digital image importing and manipulation. According to Foveon Inc.:
Foveon Inc., a technology leader of award-winning high-quality digital camera image sensors, announced today that Adobe Systems Incorporated now provides Foveon X3F raw file support with their free plug-in update for Photoshop® CS.
Foveon X3F raw files produce stunningly high-quality images and come from digital cameras that incorporate the Foveon X3 direct image sensor. Current models available include the 10 Megapixel Sigma SD9 and SD10, and newly announced 4.5 Megapixel Polaroid x530 digital cameras. Foveon X3 direct image sensors create vibrant, sharp images, since they are the only image sensor chips that directly capture color in three layers (red, green and blue) at every point in the image, just like color film.
Support of the Foveon X3F raw file format will enable users to import, open, and edit X3F images in Photoshop, the most widely-used image editing program on the market. This integrated Photoshop support will benefit Foveon X3 based digital camera owners and other users of X3F files.
You can find more information about the X3F plug-in for Photoshop CS at the Adobe Web site.