While not disagreeing, yes the UFRaw plugin will convert .NEF images & that is what I use.
It works in two ways, either I run UFRaw, open the file and when I have chosen colour balance, exposure correction etc. it opens Gimp; or I open the file in GIMP, which opens UFRaw first & I then proceed much as before. In an ideal world we would have a Gimp that processed the deeper bit depth RAW images. Without that both UFRaw and using other programs to do the conversion have the disadvantage of making the whole a two step process. From my limited experience, I have not seen any great advantage in using programs other than the UFRaw plugin. Because I tend to use different computers at different times, I prefer just being able to install and update Gimp with UFRaw, rather than having to look after more programs. What I would suggest though is that if you do choose to use another program, you convert the image to a suitable lossless format that Gimp will open, rather than accepting multiple Jpeg encode/decode. Just my two pence worth, you understand > On 10 Feb 2015, at 08:33, Ofnuts <ofn...@laposte.net> wrote: > > On 09/02/15 11:53, Adam Kinshasa08 wrote: >> Hello Gimp Users, >> >> FIrstly a big thank you to everyone who responded to my request for help >> regarding launching Gimp. >> >> I have one other question please ? >> >> Is Gimp able to open and edit raw images from a Nikon DSLR (.nef images) ? >> >> Many thanks >> >> Adam >> >> > > Gimp itself, no. Gimp plus the UFRaw plugin, yes. > > IMHO you are better off converting your NEF into one or more high quality > JPEGs in a distinct application (that gives you a lot of choices, including > Nikon Capture) and do the final edits in Gimp. > > > _______________________________________________ > gimp-user-list mailing list > List address: firstname.lastname@example.org > List membership: https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user-list > List archives: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gimp-user-list
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