[Digikam-devel] [Bug 121242] New: takes over MIME type for TIFF images

Jonathan Marten jjm at keelhaul.demon.co.uk
Thu Feb 2 18:12:20 CET 2006

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           Summary: takes over MIME type for TIFF images
           Product: digikam
           Version: 0.8.1
          Platform: Compiled Sources
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: jjm keelhaul demon co uk

Version:           0.8.1 (using KDE KDE 3.5.0)
Installed from:    Compiled From Sources
OS:                Linux

The application installs the MIME type image/x-raw which, among the long list of file extensions recognised, defines: *.tif, *.TIFF and *.TIF (twice).  Depending on the order in which the types are scanned, this can override the standard MIME type for TIFF files (image/tiff).  If this happens, opening a TIFF image will ask for an application (since image/x-raw is not in showfoto's MIME type list, probably this is another bug) instead of opening in the user's standard image viewer.

Suggest that the TIFF extensions should be removed from this MIME type.

There are also other possibly clashing file types in this list:
*.PBM, *.PCX, *.PGM, *.XBM, *.XCF, *.TGA, *.PPM, *.PSD, *.XPM, *.EPS, *.EXR, *.JP2.  None of these should be assumed to be RAW images.

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