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

photonoxx at free.fr photonoxx at free.fr
Wed Sep 11 14:31:43 BST 2013

Personally I only shoot in RAW.

If I choose a picture, there's no case where I need quickly a basic Jpeg to share/publish.

I never never do mass treatment, and develop RAW don't take much time in the whole treatment process.

Anyway, my D200, I'm pretty sure, embed a full resolution jpeg in metadata of the RAW file, may not the best fine quality JPEG, but very reasonable quality.

When I'm traveling, I use my tablet to copy my RAW on a portable hard drive and if I want, I use PhotoMate (or RAW photo mate I don't remember yet) to view my RAW files.

----- Mail original -----
De: "Jean-François Rabasse" <jf at e-artefact.eu>
À: digikam-users at kde.org
Envoyé: Mercredi 11 Septembre 2013 13:48:10
Objet: Re: [Digikam-users] Questions on RAW conversion: Base curve

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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