On Thu, 13 Sep 2007, John Allsopp wrote:

> Jan Tomasek wrote:
> > Shooting in RAW is just same as into JPEG on Nikon, saving to memory
> > card is done in background, but because of bigger size of file camera's
> > buffer is able to hold only 2-3 images and after that you have to wait.
>
> Just to clarify that: the similarity is in the file saving, otherwise
> saving to RAW still saves more info, right?
>
> It's just, I haven't got Gimp to do RAW yet (but I will, now you've
> pointed out the plugin below). I won't bother if there's no difference
> in the file quality.
>
> > Gimp have limitation on 8bit per color channel, that is shame because
> > cameras are usualy producing 12bit. Other software like Adobe
> > Photohoshop is able to work in 16bit, but that adds another expences to
> > your hobby.
>
> I'm sure I read there is a professional version of The Gimp which
> provides more bits. I don't know how that compares price-wise with
> Photoshop.

You might want to have a look at digiKam
  http://www.digikam.org/
(also open source).
It does 16 Bit (and a lot of other nice stuff;-).

Arnd
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