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viewing RAW images

Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:59 am
Hi,
I guess that digiKam and Gwenview are using this same kipi plugin for image showing.
In digiKam I can see raw files (*.cr2) but Gwenview deosn't display any raw files.
I guess that digiKam uses Rawconverter form kipi to show raw image. why Gwenview can't do that ?
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Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:30 pm
Kipi plugins are used to do things like importing/exporting images. They are not used to load images themselves. digiKam has specific support for raw images from libkdcraw.

I consider it out of Gwenview scope to have specific support for raw images (though I am considering getting support for at least viewing embedded previews when applicable). If you are into raw images, you probably want to use digiKam.
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Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:04 am
Why there is no view Raw files (i need nef from nikon files) i thik there is very easy to add , many users have nikon, canon ant others cameras and have raw files (beacose is better format to capture photos), dolophin create thumbs and there is no speed app to view one file - digikam run very slowly,
if anyone know how to do it please add view raw files (i think media browser witout raw support is semi photo browser not full browser)
there is avaible libs to parse raw files so please attach it to render raw photos,
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Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:13 pm
I have to agree, DigiKam is a good application but not really suitable to just take a quick look at a few images which are in some random folder. It would be nice if Gwenview would support that.


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Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:55 pm
While I don't want to add explicit support for raw to Gwenview, someone could write a Qt image plugin to read raw images using libraw. This way all Qt and KDE applications would benefit from it.
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Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:00 pm
what about using showfoto instead of digikam for a few raw images in random folders?


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Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:28 pm
agateau wrote:While I don't want to add explicit support for raw to Gwenview, someone could write a Qt image plugin to read raw images using libraw. This way all Qt and KDE applications would benefit from it.
That sounds like a good solution for me.

google01103 wrote:what about using showfoto instead of digikam for a few raw images in random folders?
Even on my notebook with a SSD hard disk, showfoto needs > 3.5 seconds for startup (even for a "warm start"!), while gwenview shows up in < 0.7 seconds. This might sounds short, but it's actually a huge difference if you want to click a few images from the file manager. Other than that, showfoto would be just fine.

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Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:14 am
scummos wrote:I have to agree, DigiKam is a good application but not really suitable to just take a quick look at a few images which are in some random folder. It would be nice if Gwenview would support that.

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:14 am
The image you see in digikam is usually the embedded jpeg preview from the raw file. a good solution for fast browsing of images :)
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Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:15 pm
update: feature is planned for 4.13

http://agateau.com/2013/12/12/whats-new ... nview-4.12

What about 4.13?

Not much planned from my side for now, as you guessed I am not very active on Gwenview these days. There is a fancy new feature nevertheless, which I know some of you have been asking for a while: raw file preview support!

Thanks to great work from Martin Kyral, Gwenview can now display previews embedded within raw files. I am not the target audience for this feature, so I'll quote Martin instead:

[Raw support] theoretically enables gwenview to support everything dcraw supports (I haven't found a raw file that gwenview doesn't show with this patch). The patch does not perform full demosaicing nor any tweaks (set white balance or so) and I don't think it shall - digikam, darktable or rawtherapee are much more suited for developing the 'digital negatives'.


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