[Digikam-users] How do you generate good quality jpegs from raws quickly, automatically ?

Adam Petty crosschkadam at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 23 20:56:49 GMT 2009

----- Original Message ----
> From: Martin (KDE) <kde at fahrendorf.de>
> To: digikam-users at kde.org
> Sent: Wed, December 23, 2009 3:42:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [Digikam-users] How do you generate good quality jpegs from raws quickly, automatically ?
> Am Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2009 schrieb Linuxguy123:
> > On Wed, 2009-12-23 at 11:25 -0800, Adam wrote:
> > > I think part of the problem is your are doing it en masse.
> > > Sometimes that is fine and you tweak the settings for 1 shot and
> > > it will be the same for all of them. But a lot of the time what
> > > worked for one picture does not work for another. So I do not
> > > think there is a magic bullet for all your raws, other than
> > > ripping the jpg from the RAW file in bulk, then the ones your
> > > really like go back and work on the raw file.
> > >
> > > You have 2 canon cameras. The DPP application in windows does a
> > > great job of making jpg's from the raw files. Unfortunately I
> > > have not been able to get DPP to work in Linux (at least the
> > > upgrading to a current version part)
> > 
> > Why does DPP work better than the tools we are using ?   I'm
> >  guessing that DPP uses other/more information available in the raw
> >  file.
> That for one and second DPP can correct lens flaws (like chromatic 
> aberrations, distortions etc).
> What I miss with most raw developers: the ability to store some basic 
> corrections (like rotate and clipping) with a ID file like ufraw does 
> - a kind of recipe. So if I have to do the stuff once again with 
> little changes I change the recipe and rerun the development. 
> RawTherapee has something alike.
> Martin

Martin, that is exactly why I have not sworn off of windows completely yet. Not the recipe file but,  something I have not researched alternatives yet, but in DPP you can save the raw file with your changes, so they are there when you open it again, but, if you want, you can revert to the original raw shot and get rid of all your changes and start from scratch. 

I got the DPP that came with the 40d to install and run but I can not get the latest version to run and I am trying to learn to live with out. 

I have to try the ID file from UFraw and see if it does what I need. Then I will be off DPP until they come out with a linux version. 

If Digikam can save the settings done to the raw before import, I would use that as well. 

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