Bundled Software

The Panasonic Software disc comes packed with PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition, SILKYPIX 3.0 SE, and QuickTime software. These programs allow you to view and edit your .jpg and RAW image files as well as your video files.

PHOTOfunSTUDIO is a great program for managing and organizing your photos and videos. The simple user interface and large icons allow anyone, no matter how much computer experience you have, to use this program to its full potential. The program itself is full of smaller programs, all with their own wizards to guide you through the different processes from uploading images from the camera to the computer, face recognition within the images on the computer to the editing of still images and video. It also makes printing, email and the uses of other medias as easy clicking the button.

Double-clicking on an image allows you to see a full-sized version on your screen. This allows you to get a better look at your images and see them full sized. On the right side you are still able to scroll through and find other images that you want to look at.

The retouch editing screen gives you a slew of controls and effects to use to either make small adjustments or to completely change the look of the image.

(The SILKYPIX screens and information has been taken from the GH1 review since the information has not changed.)
Since the GF1 offers the option to record original image data in RAW file format, you can develop photos according to your preferences and creative intention. A number of highly advanced functions can be applied to these RAW images by using the included SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 SE software utility. The SILKYPIX utility lets you develop RAW data files by using advanced algorithms to provide high-level, basic image processing capabilities. It lets you control problems like unnatural edges from saturated color borders, false colors in structures with intricate detail, and chromatic noise in photos taken at high sensitivity settings.


While editing detailed parameters, the changes are saved to a separate file to prevent any accidental change to the original data. You can redo the processing as many times as necessary to get the results you want, without worrying about making mistakes.

Some of the editing options include:

    Exposure bias - For fine-tuning exposure bias, white point designation.

    White balance adjustment - For adjusting white balance according to taste, with color temperature and color deflection, gray balance tool, dark adjustment, fine adjustment with a white balance target graphic control, a saturation slider, and a hue slider.

    Sharpness, noise reduction adjustment - For adjusting sharpness according to taste, with sharpness adjustment for outline emphasis, detail emphasis, and false outline control. Noise reduction adjustment for false color control and noise cancellation.

    Tone adjustment - For adjusting tone according to taste, with tone curve and tonal tuning with contrast, contrast center, gamma and black level.

    Color and saturation adjustment - For adjusting saturation according to taste, with fine-tuning of saturation, color mode selection from standard color, memory color, portrait color, and film color, plus a fine color controller and highlight controller for emphasizing chroma/luminance, emphasizing saturation/hue, luminance restoration, and dynamic range.

    Lens aberration controller - For shading (peripheral brightness reduction) correction and distortion correction.

    Others - Development settings, rotation, digital shift, trimming, histogram display, and much more.

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