[Digikam-users] Experiences with Nikon RAW and dcraw?

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at kdemail.net
Mon Nov 20 14:02:18 GMT 2006

On Monday 20 November 2006 14:58, Peter Gustafson wrote:
> Heiner Lamprecht wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > does anybody here have experiences with dcraw for Nikon RAW images?
> >
> > During the last weekend, I compared dcraw with the proprietary Nikon
> > View.  The results are a lot better using Nikon View, compared to
> > dcraw.
> >
> > But what surprised me most is, that the images are a lot sharper and
> > have more details.  Does anybody have faced similar?
> >
> > I requested, I can upload a sample and post a link.
> >
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> >
> >     Heiner
> Heiner,
> Can you be a little more specific about how you are using dcraw?  There
> are many options.  I frequently use dcraw with Nikon nef files and I
> don't have any trouble.
> Pete

And you must give more details, like lens type and reference, camera type, 
capture condition (settings) etc.

And if you compare dcraw with Nikon sofware, witch version you use for that ?

I don't have a Nikon camera, but a Minolta Dynax 5D. i use dcraw with all my 
RAW picture (via digikam of course (:=))), and i'm very happy. I can compare 
result with Minolta Win32 software...

In dcraw i always use AHD quality algoritm and Auto/camera WB settings. I'm 
working in 16 bits and color management enable,  using Minolta color profile 


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