It works because, that is the header of a TIFF file as well. Open a
tiff file and examine it to verify.

I provided you with a work around. Remember the magic is provided by UFRaw.


On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 6:19 PM, antonio montagnani
<antonio.montagn...@alice.it> wrote:
> Partha Bagchi ha scrito il 12/12/2014 alle 23:35:
>
>> This has been happening for a while.
>>
>> While opening your RAW images, don't rely on automatic detection, but
>> select the long list of raw formats from the dropdown list and then
>> open your image.
>>
>> Hope that helps.
>>
>> Partha
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 5:23 PM, antonio montagnani
>> <antonio.montagn...@alice.it> wrote:
>>>
>>> In the past The Gimp+Ufraw worked fine, I could open a raw file from my
>>> Pentax reflex with no issue, suddenly one year ago when I try to open, it
>>> doesn't work, I get a window importing from TIFF and another window-TIFF
>>> directory is missing required "ImageLength" field.
>>> A friend found out this workaround:
>>>
>>> whith 0.19.2-6 version installed edit the .gimp-2.8/pluginrc file
>>> in user home, search the lines
>>>
>>> (load-proc
>>>              (extension
>>>
>>> "3fr,ari,arw,cap,cine,cr2,crw,cs1,dc2,dcr,dng,erf,fff,hdr,ia,iiq,jpeg,jpg,k25,kc2,kdc,mdc,mef,mos,mrw,nef,nrw,orf,pef,pxn,qtk,r3d,raf,raw,rdc,rw2,rwl,sr2,srf,srw,sti,tif,tiff,ufraw,x3f")
>>>              (magic "0,string,II*\\0,0,string,MM\\0*,0,string,<?xml")
>>>              (thumb-loader "file-ufraw-load-thumb"))
>>>
>>> delete the line
>>>
>>>              (magic"0,string,II*\\0,0,string,MM\\0*,0,string,<?xml")
>>>
>>> Of course any time that a new version of Gimp, I have to edit the
>>> pluginrc
>>> file.
>>>
>>> Any idea?
>>> Please see also:
>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1015796
>>>
>>>
>>> Tnx
>>> --
>>> Antonio M
>>> Skype: amontag52
>>>
>>> Linux Fedora F21 (Twenty one)
>>> on Fujitsu Lifebook A512
>>>
>>> http://lugsaronno.altervista.org
>>> http://www.campingmonterosa.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>>
> please read the full report in bugzilla in my previous post.There is only
> one option in the drop-down list and Gimp doesn't work as expected with the
> standard pluginrc file.
> If I blacklist or delete this line:
>
> (magic "0,string,II*\\0,0,string,MM\\0*,0,string,<?xml")
>
> it works as expected
>
>
> --
> Antonio M
> Skype: amontag52
>
> Linux Fedora F21 (Twenty one)
> on Fujitsu Lifebook A512
>
> http://lugsaronno.altervista.org
> http://www.campingmonterosa.com
>
>
>
>
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