[Digikam-users] How to open RAW file in the Gimp?

Simon Oosthoek s.oosthoek at xs4all.nl
Sun Jan 18 09:24:47 GMT 2009

Hi Gilles

Gilles Caulier wrote:
> There is no reason to import RAW file in gimp... especially because it
> doesn't support 16 bits color depth. It's really weird to import and
> edit RAW file in 8 bits...

Hmm, for me there are two reasons to use the gimp rather than digikam
for RAW conversion:
1: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=165650
2: ufraw's ui is (for me) more intuitive for RAW import than digikam's

> With new RAW import tool from digiKam based on libraw, there is no
> advantage to switch to ufraw.

Everyone has their own reasons and preferences ;-)

> Also, Gimp support, preserve, and manage all Metadata ? digiKam use
> Exiv2 since a long time now, and metadata management is very important
> for photograph...

I mostly use the gimp for when I want to print my photos, so then the
metadata isn't that important, but the gimp does preserve some/most of
them AFAIK.



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