[Digikam-users] Preview is "better" than RAW conversion?

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 11:39:17 BST 2014

Preview is JPEG embedded in RAW processed by camera firmware. It's the
same image than your RAW but taken in JPEG and with a reduced size.

RAW is unprocessed image by your camera firmware. This is why we spell
"RAW" image...

Gilles Caulier

2014-08-31 12:09 GMT+02:00 Niels Ott <niels at delta-b.net>:
> Hi there,
> I take my pictures with a Pentax K-7 in PEF format. When I view the PEFs
> in DigiKam, they usually look quite nice already.
> However, when I use the RAW converter to convert a batch of images, I
> just don't manage to make them look as good as in the preview.
> Especially the contrast is often too low. I don't know what's going on here.
> It doesn't matter really to me for good shots which I manually "develop"
> in the image editor, but for giving someone a bunch of pictures, it's a
> shame that those images always look flawed compared to cheap jpeg
> shooters. 8-)
> If DigiKam does quite well automatically in Preview, why can't it also
> ofter the same automatic quality in the RAW converter?
> Best
>    Niels
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> Niels Ott
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