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    How to read Camera raw files in the gimp

    first of all check out dcraw on the web and see if your camera raw files are supported.

    to install it, open synaptics package manager.

    search for dcraw and install that package.
    search for gimp-ufraw and install that package.

    you should now be able to open the raw files, and be able to adjust a TON of import settings.

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    Re: How to read Camera raw files in the gimp

    Since it isn't listed in the howto above, the url for the DCraw website/compatability list. http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/

    Regards,

    Steil

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    Re: How to read Camera raw files in the gimp

    Yes, but until the GIMP is able to handle 16 bit images and is color management enabled, most serious digital photographers will stay in the XP world.

    Bob

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    Re: How to read Camera raw files in the gimp

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob D.
    Yes, but until the GIMP is able to handle 16 bit images and is color management enabled, most serious digital photographers will stay in the XP world.
    Photoshop runs fine in wine.

    But I'm not that serious so I use "gimp-ufraw".
    Code:
    anders@laptop:~ $ apt-cache show gimp-ufraw
    Package: gimp-ufraw
    Priority: optional
    Section: universe/graphics
    Installed-Size: 324
    Maintainer: Matthias Urlichs <smurf@debian.org>
    Architecture: i386
    Source: ufraw
    Version: 0.4-1
    Depends: libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.9.0), libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-4), libgimp2.0 (>= 2.2.0+rel), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.6.0), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.6.0), libjpeg62, liblcms1 (>= 1.08-1), libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.8.1), libtiff4, zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.1), gimp (>= 2.2), gimp (<< 2.3)
    Conflicts: gimp-dcraw
    Filename: pool/universe/u/ufraw/gimp-ufraw_0.4-1_i386.deb
    Size: 91722
    MD5sum: 1732a68bdc63824610a07954e8984ee8
    Description: Gimp importer for raw images
     This is a graphical tool to import raw data from high-end digital cameras
     into the Gimp.
     .
     gimp-ufraw has lots of preprocessing options which seem to duplicate gimp's
     features. Unfortunately, they are necessary because its 8-bit limitation
     would cause major quality problems.
    Bugs: mailto:ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
    Origin: Ubuntu
    It's really nice with real time adjustment and preview of a bunch of stuff before you import it to gimp. So you don't lose as much quality as if you first imported it to gimp and then made the adjustments.

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    Re: How to read Camera raw files in the gimp

    I have a digital slr. recently deleted windows. I have found that the gimp works great for me. the only thing thats missing is the Actions. and the USM filter is sorta slow.

    Yeah, its best to get the image as close to perfect before you import it. that way you can take advantage of the usefulness of a 16bit image. without gimp-ufraw it would have taken me hours to get a usable image out of each raw file. probably hours per file.

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    Re: How to read Camera raw files in the gimp

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob D. View Post
    Yes, but until the GIMP is able to handle 16 bit images and is color management enabled, most serious digital photographers will stay in the XP world. Bob
    It's been a while since this was the case. Is GIMP able to handle those things now?

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    Re: How to read Camera raw files in the gimp

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob D. View Post
    Yes, but until the GIMP is able to handle 16 bit images and is color management enabled, most serious digital photographers will stay in the XP world.

    Bob
    I needed a good chuckle this morning...

    Serious digital photographers will stay in the OS X world and use Aperture.

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