[Digikam-users] Can digiKam write to Canon cr2 files?

Remco Viëtor remco.vietor at wanadoo.fr
Tue Aug 27 15:52:13 BST 2013

On Tuesday 27 August 2013 16:01:35 jdd wrote:
> Le 27/08/2013 15:55, Gilles Caulier a écrit :
> > But RAW is already 12 or 14 bits...
> well... raw is not an image :-(
> your 16 bits jpg is simply a standardised raw, witch is really needed
Not quite, as jpeg usually uses a /lossy/ compression, which can induce 
visible artifacts (especially at high contrast edges, see the effect jpeg 
compression has on text or line drawings).

And 12 bits is enough for most sensors afaik, and packs nicely (2 pixels in 
3 bytes, easy to encode/decode); so 16 bits is a bit of overkill, and would 
slow down writing to the memory card. 

But yes, a really standard and open RAW format would be nice.


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