[Digikam-users] Nikon NEF (RAW) images in Digikam

Caulier Gilles caulier.gilles at free.fr
Wed Dec 7 20:24:29 GMT 2005

> Hi all,
>   It's quite possible I am doing something stupid but I want to use
> Digikam to organise my Nikon D70 images and I have a couple of
> questions.
>   1) My camera is set to create two files (*.nef and *.jpg) for each
> shot I take, these files have the same name (just a different extension)
> and ideally I'd like to keep them together in an album. Also so it would
> be nice if they could be renamed together etc.
>      I'd be happy if only the jpeg from a JPEG and NEF pair appeared in
> the album browser (as there would be two thumbnails which would look the
> same otherwise), so long and the raw files are archived and grouped
> together with the corresponding JPEG.
>   2) I have tried just adding the NEF images into an album but this
> doesn't quite work. I've installed the kipi plugins and looked at the
> File (MIME) Types configuration to try and see why they don't show up in
> the Add Image browser. I just don't understand what the purpose of the
> "Raw Files" section is. Mine is set to:
> 	*.crw *.cr2 *.nef *.raf *.mrw *.orf *.pef *.x3f *.dcr *.kdc *.srf *.raw
> *.dng
>      But the files are only visible in "Add Images" if I add *.nef to
> the "Image Files" section.
>      Also, the date the photo was taken is incorrectly displayed and the
> orientation is wrong. I presume it isn't possible to determine this
> information from a RAW file.
>      Are the RAW files getting converted into something else in order to
> be kept in the album? (I'd like to avoid this if possible)
>      Is there a better way of achieving what I'm trying to do?
>   Any help setting me straight on these matters would be appreciated.
>   Thanks in advance,
>     -Nige

With digikam 0.8.0, to see RAW file thumbnails in album view, you need to 
install dcraw on your computer. There is no RAW files support with image 
editor in this release.

There is no plan to associate a RAW file with a jpeg file in the future, and 
this is a non sense because jpeg file isn't RAW file view and dcraw 
program can extract embeded  RAW file thumnails.

RAW file edition will be supported  partially to next 0.8.1 release (8 
bits / color / pixel). There is no auto color correction associate (using ICC 

digikam 0.9.0 will support fully RAW file in 16 bits / color / pixel and using 
ICC profile. This is work in svn (alpha), but any improvements need to be 
done, especially about memory managment and speed.



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