[Digikam-users] Differences in Pentax raw files?

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 07:55:24 GMT 2015

Just for information.

With next 5.0.0, libkdcraw dependency is dropped is favor to use libraw
directly. libraw is integrated directly in digiKam core because it use new
Raw decoder which has not release as well with libraw.

So this kind of situation cannot be reproduced in the future.

Gilles Caulier

2015-11-12 8:37 GMT+01:00 Philip Johnsson <philip.johnsson at gmail.com>:

> Hi
> Digikam use libraw for "decoding" raw files. libkdcraw is a interface for
> digikam to libraw. Check which version of libraw that supports your new
> camera and if you use that version of libraw or something newer. If you
> update libraw then libkdcraw needs to be recompiled to use it and in the
> next step you can see the changes in digikam.
> /Philip
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 3:41 AM, Jeff Robinson <jeffnik at anecho.mb.ca>
> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I've come across an unexpected issue when I got my hands on a Pentax K-3
>> body.
>> For years I've been shooting with raw .PEF files using a K100 and
>> Digikam has handled them beautifully.  With the new camera I decided to
>> continue using PEF files, but I've run into a bit of a road-block.
>> When I download the images into Digikam the thumbnails show up as
>> expected, and clicking on the image shows the embedded JPEG preview.
>> The Exif information appears to show normally from what I can see... but
>> when I open the raw file in the editor it shows (in what sort've looks
>> like a console font) "CANNOT DECODE RAW IMAGE".
>> Running Digikam from the console I see the output: IMGP0420.PEF: data
>> corrupted at 160706
>> I started on the assumption that this may be a newer variation on the
>> Pentax raw format, and that some of my libraries were not up to date.
>> I updated ufraw, which fixed the issue of importing the files in The
>> GIMP, but not in Digikam.  I assume Digikam's ability to handle raw
>> files is hooked into KDE... so I tried upgrading libkdcraw but this
>> doesn't seem to have had an effect.
>> I'd appreciate any suggestions that could help me out with this issue!
>> Jeff
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