On Fri, 26 Apr 2002, Hai Nguyen wrote:

> I did post a message on here before, basically what I would like to do is to
> modify GIMP to be able to handle 48-bit images, I would then like to write a
> plugin that would then be able read in a digital cameras RAW mode image
> (36-bit interpolated into 48-bit).
> I have had a look at the code, yes it is very complicated, but now I am
> thinking it won't be possible to get full support for 48-bit in the time I
> have, but if I can just read in the image and perhaps perform a simple
> operation that would be sufficient proof of concept.
> I am actually doing this on Windows platform, and using version 1.2 from CVS
> and patched with the diff file from
> http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32/downloads.html.
> This is actually being done as a University project, hence it doesn't have
> to be completed in full.  If any one does know of any useful information on
> the core I would be very grateful.

There already is a lot of work that has been done on supporting those 
kinds of images; instead of checking out the 1.2 cvs branch, check out the 
HOLLYWOOD branch. Some information about that branch is available at 
film.gimp.org.  So pretty much all you would have to do is write the 
plugin, and the plugin api is pretty well documented (see the libgimp 


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