[Digikam-users] Questions on RAW conversion: Base curve

Jean-François Rabasse jf at e-artefact.eu
Wed Sep 11 12:48:10 BST 2013

On Wed, 11 Sep 2013, Marie-Noëlle Augendre wrote:

> I don't know how it does it, but each time I've needed a "quick" JPEG
> without actually "working" from the RAW, the BQM has given me a pretty good
> result that I didn't need to modify afterwards.
> For me, one more reason to never use RAW+JPEG as Digikam can do the job
> well and in an instant. :-)

Marie-Noëlle, would you please explain a bit your rationale ?
I'm not sure to understand.

You build automatic JPEGs, without actually working, from your RAW 
files. Ok, that's perfectly clear.

But why do you say « one more reason to never use RAW+JPEG », as it
seems to me that keeping the out-of-camera JPEG is certainly the fastest
way to get quick (and excellent) JPEG.
(And often useful when traveling or in holydays, when you just want to 
have a look at your images and have only a small laptop without any
software installed.)


PS: also, as Wolfgang wrote earlier, cf.

> The motivation of this post is my concern, that if I opt for shooting 
> RAW only, I will not be able to get the "correct" jpg, in the sense 
> the camera would have done it.

keeping original camera JPEG can never harm, in case one needs a help
or reference image, « correct » JPEG.

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