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RAW importer - dcraw freeware

 
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mitchcohen



Joined: 26 Aug 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 7:24 pm    Post subject: RAW importer - dcraw freeware Reply with quote

I ran across this site: http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/, where someone offers a free/open source raw decoder. It's technically written for Linux, but others have obviously made it part of Mac and Windows applications (including Adobe for its raw importer!). Seems pretty good too, judging by the offsite mentions he links to.

I only mention this because after every iView update someone complains about their raw format (usually Canon) breaking, and someone else says how there are so many versions of this-or-that-library, yadda yadda. If this guy's code is as good as it looks, it might completely do away with the need for these outside libraries, not to mention freeing iView's programmers from the headache.

...Mitch
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roberte



Joined: 18 Jun 2004
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Location: Sydney, Australia

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Coffin is a legend for his contribution to decoding raw camera formats. DCRAW is but a beginning. It gives you a pretty ugly, low contrast, dark image without EXIF (forget IPTC) information. Those asset managers that use dcraw I found useless, for reasons I mentioned.

I much prefer the way iView MediaPro uses manufacturers SDKs that gives us camera-like images, with EXIF and IPTC data.
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