On Sun, 2007-04-22 at 20:03 -0400, John R. Culleton wrote:
> My digital camera will take pictures and store them in jpg mode but 
> also in RAW mode. RAW mode takes up more room. I hve a couple of 
> questions.
> 1. Will Gimp handle this RAW mode? If so what suffix should I use on 
> the file?
2.2 won't
You have some options (assuming you are using Linux or Mac?):

* use dcraw
* use rawstudio 

> 2. Is there any advantage to using RAW mode instead of e.g., JPG at 5 
> megapixel resolution?

If you are only taking happy snaps, probably not. If you are serious or
intending to do intense cropping or manipulation, then definitely. raw
gives you what the camera sees with no loss. More messing around though.

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