peter kostov wrote:
> Is there anyone here, who has a Nikon DSLR and is shooting in RAW? If
> yes - how do you deal with your .NEF images?
> On a CD that came with my camera there was a program called 'Picture
> Until recently I used it under Wine and was pretty happy with it. It
> worked slow, but it allowed me to enter IPTC information, make basic
> image changes (brightness, black point compensation, sharpen, rotate,
> crop) - almost everything I need before exporting to TIF. The exported
> files were with really good quality - one that I can not achieve with
> Ufraw or other tools. Unfortunately I had to delete my .wine dir and
> now I can't install Picture Project anymore - it asks for a product
> key?! How is that I don't know - it used to be a free program... or was
> it a trial version?
> Anyway, this product isn't maintained by Nikon any longer. Now they
> offer ViewNX, which doesn't work under Wine (installs fine, but crashes
> when you try to do anything with it). Capture NX requires .NET and is
> not working too, neither under Wine, nor under Mono or pnet. Is not free
> either and I don't like to use illegal software.
> So now I am in trouble!
> I know about Ufraw and I use it, but the results I am achieving with it
> are not so good as they were with the Nikon utility.
> I found this too: http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32/pspi.html and
> thought that I could give the Photoshop "Camera Raw" plug-in a try, but
> unfortunately this isn't working for me too - I am on Gentoo and in
> order to compile pspi I need the PhotoshopAPI, which was distributed
> with Photoshop 6.0 only and as you may guess I don't have it, it is not
> available on the net anymore too.
> I know I could install a virtual machine and a whole Window$ on top of
> it and and.... no thanks.
> Please help!!! How do you deal with this situation?
> Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!
Rawstudio and Rawtherapee are two more options for converting raw files
under Linux. I've tried both and personally prefer the latter (2.4). I
assume they have support for .NEFs.
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