[Digikam-users] Should digiKam have an embedded image extractor tool ? Was: Building a better raw conversion tool for digiKam ?

Linuxguy123 linuxguy123 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 21:53:50 GMT 2009

Now that I realize that raw files contain one or more embedded jpg
images, some of considerable size, I'm wondering if a tool should be
added to digiKam to extract the image in addition to or in lieu of doing
a raw conversion ?

Here I am sitting with several thousand raw files with no jpgs.  I only
need a full size jpg for images that are going to be printed in large
formats.  As we know from our discussions here today, generating jpgs
from raws that consistently look as good as the in camera jpgs is time

So why don't I just generate all my jpgs from the jpg embedded in the
raw, at least as a starting point.  I can do that via a command line
script easily enough and I probably will.

This brings about an interesting question: is there demand to build this
functionality right into digiKam ?


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