REDACTED May 21, 2017
Phase One terminated their Ambassador program and my voucher code "AMBTAN" no longer works as a 10% discount.
Congratulations to Phase One for their version 10 software. I was part of the beta testing team and hopefully new users who upgraded to version 10 or bought version 10 for the first time has a smooth user experience.
My favorite new feature of version 10 is the three-stages sharpening:
Select "Different Correction" in the Lens Tab
In the Details Tab, there is a new option to suppress halos observed when extreme—"creative sharpening" is applied to your images.
Version 10 boasts output sharpening for screen and print. Don't forget to click the spectacle (or eyeglasses) icon at the upper right of your toolbar to see the proofing effects.
On my system, I noticed a significant boost in speed of loading all of my 7942 images comprised of Canon 7D CR2s, DNGs from Canon 30D and Nikon D40X, and layered 16-Bit TIFF files. Smart Albums in version 10 are incredibly fast! As LeVar Burton of Reading Rainbow would say, "You don't have to take my word for it." Download the 30-day unrestricted trial of version 10: https://www.phaseone.com/en/Download.aspx.
If you need any help, email me! I shall do my best to help you get introduced to the new version 10. If you decide you want to upgrade or migrate over to the C1PRO camp, use my ambassador code "AMBTAN" at the checkout for a 10% savings.