FilmLab Desktop release notes

Beta releases

0.8.0/0.8.1 (7/30/2020)

  • New: output as TIFF (8-bit or 16-bit)
  • New: choose output directory
  • New: light mode, with support for automatic switching between light and dark mode on MacOS and Windows
  • UI refresh, including updated icons
  • Improved brightness algorithm with less clipping of bright regions

0.7.0 (7/23/2020)

  • Now featuring auto-update! Future releases will be download and installed automatically
  • Extends backwards compatibility to support MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) and Windows 8.1

0.6.4 (7/14/2020)

  • Improved color handling based on extensive testing, gives improved colors and saturation on many input files
  • Adds positive mode for working with slides and other positive media

0.6.2 (6/13/2020)

  • Fixed crash that would result in blank window with certain computers / GPUs

0.6.1 (6/5/2020)

  • Improved performance and speed
  • Fixed issue where raw images were being loaded and saved at 1/2 size
  • Fixed bug where raw files from some Nikon cameras weren’t loading properly


  • Consolidated menu bar and title bar on Windows


  • Small adjustments to auto exposure and color balance algorithms


  • Fixed a bug where images would sometimes get rotated the wrong way after flipping


  • Added more keyboard shortcuts: Cmd/Ctrl P/N for previous/next image, Cmd/Ctrl-F to flip, Cmd/Ctrl-R to rotate. JK to adjust exposure, ASWD to adjust color balance.
  • Main window now supports resizing and works better on small screens
  • Switched to sliders for color balance instead of a 2d field. This takes up a lot less vertical space and in practice is just as fast to use.
  • Improved color accuracy based on lots of testing and refinement, and comparing results to ra-4 prints
  • Fixed issue where black and white exposure range was too dark