|Software||Size Output at 16:9||Distortion Correction||Notes|
|In-Camera jpeg||3968 x 2232 = 8,856,576 pixels||Yes||In all cases in this table the automatic distortion correction is not 100% and some extra fine tuning may be required|
|Silkypix||default 3968 x 2232|
optional maximum Trim version 4078 x 2294 = 9,354,932 pixels
|Yes||Supplied with camera updates here for Panasonic cameras. Full version US$149 (30 day trial is free) here|
|Picasa3||3982 x 2250 pixels = 8,959,500 pixels||No||Free, good simple edit program, suits beginners and more.|
|FastStone Viewer||3982 x 2250 pixels = 8,959,500 pixels||No||Free to use, asks for donations|
|Raw Therapee||3974 x 2242 = 8,909,708 pixels||No||Free to use, asks for donations. Maybe extracts most detail of all.|
|Adobe Lightroom||3968 x 2232 = 8,856,576 pixels||Yes||US$299, 30 day free trial|
|Adobe Camera Raw 6.1||untested by me, I think v5.4 was the first to have LX3 RAW support.||Yes||Used by Adobe Photoshop CS5 US$699 Lightroom 3 US$299 and Elements 8 US$99|
|Picture Window Pro 5||3982 x 2250 = 8,959,500 pixels||No||US$90, 30 day free trial|
|Helicon Filter||3968 x 2232 = 8,856,576 pixels||Yes||Version 4.93.2 now FREE, the new V5 will be the paid version|
US$20/$75, 30 day free trial.
|UFRaw (GIMP)||3982 x 2250 = 8,959,500 pixels||No||Free, maybe steep learning curve but good|
|Qimage Studio||3982 x 2250 = 8,959,500 pixels||No||US$90 specialised printing program, handles all file types.|
|VueScan||3982 x 2250 = 8,959,500 pixels||No||US$40/$80 Designed for scanners, but handles camera files|
|DxO Optics Pro||Not tested by me yet.|
Noted as possibly the best of the RAW converters by others. A separate page coming soon hopefully, to explain the use of DxO and LX3.
|Yes||Cost Euro149/299 download. 30 day trial available. (US$145/270 at B&H)|
|PaintShop Photo Pro X3||Early tests show noisy and "dirty" RAW conversions, not recommended for that purpose. Can however retrieve a noticeably bigger image as off-the-edge pixels seem to be fully used.||No||Cost US$70 but varies with promotions. Version X3 is currently bug ridden but when it works PaintShop Pro is hard to beat for a good general purpose image edit program. A 30 day free trial available, sometimes seems to be extended to 60 days when near completion.|
|Sagelight||Not tested yet by me. Only checked for LX3 RAW compatibility.||No||Cost US$40 with 30 day free trial available.|
|Bibble 4||Didn't input LX3 files when I tried it.|
Also Bibble 5 trial version now opens LX3 files but did not apply correction when I tried it.
|Capture One||Didn't input LX3 files when I tried it. |
People can elect to alter the exif data to make Capture One think it is looking at Leica D-Lux4 files.
|Some Mac facts as people report them to me... not tested by me.|
Lightroom works fine and corrects for distortion. Cost US$299. 30 day free trial.
Raw Photo Processor good for detail, a bit slow, does not correct for distortion. Asks for donations.
Aperture 3 now works for LX3, corrects for distortion but maybe not for purple fringing so well..
Picasa of course works if needing a simple one. No distortion correction. Free. Also a Linux version exists.
DxO Optics Pro. Does do distortion correction. Cost Euro149/299.