[Digikam-devel] [Bug 209000] Allow full access to the ufraw options when converting raws

Me linuxguy123 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 17:58:35 CEST 2009


--- Comment #5 from Me <linuxguy123 gmail com>  2009-10-01 17:58:32 ---
I just reread my original post and did some thinking.   I feel that the
original feature requests are reasonable, ie they are what an advanced user
would want to do.  Including:

1) the ability to use a raw converter utility of some sort (ufraw, raw studio
or something else) to create a curve file and then apply it to the batch
conversion that will be done.

2) having the conversion process create conversion id file like ufraw does so
that one can see what was done to generate an image and repeat it if desired.

So the question becomes how hard is this to do with the libraw libraries.  

In order to do item #1, digikam would need to build in a raw generator/editor
tool similar to ufraw or raw studio.  Or it could use the output of a tool like
those as the input to its raw conversion process. 

I think item #2 is even more work to do.

Basically we are talking about building a raw studio or ufraw application into
digikam.  Do we want to re-invent the wheel ?

What if digikam has a preferences option that allowed the user to a) use the
built in libraw tools as they are now or b) allowed the user to use ufraw
(ufraw-batch).  This is what the grip application does for specifying the
ripper and enocders.  See Grip->Config->Rip->Ripper and Grip->Config->Encode.

I know its a bit of work to implement but it would allow the user a lot more

Thinking ahead, the Windows users are really going to want this sort of stuff
because they have access to the OEM raw conversion tool (ie DPP from Canon) as
well as tools from Adobe and others.

To limit digikam to just its built in raw converter without being able to use
and manage curve files and generate conversion id files will severely limit its
desirability for advanced raw users. 

The more I think about this the more I think the end user needs to be able to
specify which raw converter they want to use and be able to set it up to use
more or all of its features. 

Comments ?

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