On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 06:11:09PM -0700, Gary Aitken wrote:
> >> You need either the dcraw or ufraw plug-in for GIMP. I prefer the
> >> dcraw plug-in. The ufraw plug-in has too many options about what
> >> should be done to the image when it is loaded. I don't know what I
> >> might want/need to do to the image until after I load it and look at
> >> it.
> > So, the downside of this approach is that the decisions you make *during*
> > RAW conversion are generally lossless operations; you can go back and do
> > them differently with no destruction of data. If you start from a file
> > converted in a certain way, you've already lost a lot of flexibility.
> Whoa! :-)  That is hardly a downside.  RAW conversion is something you can 
> dorepeatedly without degrading the image, as it always starts from the 
> original
> raw data and never modifies it.  You don't need to do anything with the ufraw

Let me clarify: it's a downside of doing a simple RAW conversion without
"too many options" and taking the result into Gimp to do the bulk of the

Matthew Miller           mat...@mattdm.org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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