Thanks for the info, Tobias. I wasn't aware of the close nature of TIFFs
and raw files in general, it makes more sense now.

I've used Darktable and GIMP (and Inkscape) for everything since moving on
to linux side and couldn't be happier for finally having a plug-in
seamlessly linking the two. It was really the last missing piece from my
old Photoshop/Lightroom combo.


On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 7:33 AM, Tobias Ellinghaus <> wrote:

> Am Freitag, 29. April 2016, 17:08:21 schrieb Mika Mantere:
> > The plug-in works great in importing NEF to GIMP, but now when I open
> some
> > TIF files in GIMP, it uses the plug-in in the same fashion as if I was
> > opening raw files in GIMP, i.e. launching darktable and upon exiting
> > exporting the file to GIMP as 32-bit EXR. This happens with some TIF
> files
> > but not with all TIF files. Is it supposed to do that?
> No, it is not. The problem is that most raw formats are TIFF files with
> some
> extra data. For CR2 that's not a big problem, there is a way to recognize
> them
> (Canon was clever enough to have a unique magic for their files), other
> formats
> however can't be reliably distinguished from TIFFs. NEF is one of those. So
> right now the code wrongly assumes that your TIFF is a NEF and sends it to
> darktable. Until that is fixed you have to manually select the TIFF loader
> in
> the lower left hand corner of the open dialog.
> > I do remember having trouble opening some TIF files in GIMP before, I
> think
> > some older TIF files with many Photoshop layers. This might actually work
> > better through Darktable, anyway :-)
> Happy coincidence. Maybe you can provide a sample file to bugzilla so
> someone
> can have a look at properly supporting them in GIMP.
> > Thanks,
> > Mika
> Tobias
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