you might want to have a look to the PhotoFlow plug-in as well, which tries to
provide the same sort of Photoshop/Lightroom integration in the GIMP world.
It is designed in such a way that you can re-process the original RAW file from
the saved XCF by simply re-running the plug-in on the layer that was created by
the initial RAW loading.
If you have access to youtube, here is a 15mn video that shows how all this
works in practice: https://youtu.be/945OnK93C1g
>From the RAW processing point of view, PhotoFlow is almost as feature-rich as
>Darktable, and has even some advantages like LMMSE demosaicing and inputs NR
>for high-ISO images.
> On 30 Apr 2016, at 20:22, Mika Mantere <memant...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 <h...@gmx.de> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>> extra data. For CR2 that's not a big problem, there is a way to recognize
>> (Canon was clever enough to have a unique magic for their files), other
>> 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
>> the lower left hand corner of the open dialog.
>>> I do remember having trouble opening some TIF files in GIMP before, I
>>> 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
>> can have a look at properly supporting them in GIMP.
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