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I'm feeling RAW

Mar 15, 2014, 13:54
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Question I'm feeling RAW
I've been trying for hours to get a plug-in for NEF (Nikon 'RAW') files to work and the more I try, as a GIMP newbie, the more frustrated I become. Perhaps I should explain that I shoot in NEF to get minimal losses and artifacts when post-editing. My set-up is:
GIMP 2.8.10
Win 7 Pr0 64 bit
I find the instructions at http://registry.gimp.org/node/31 very difficult to understand for my weak and ancient intellect; I was hoping to find a file that just slipped in somewhere and that was that! This was not helped by the author's comments on Windows; they may, in part, be justified but such derogatory statements make me think he hasn't really bothered to make an effort to produce a workable plug-in for Win.

Please, can anyone guide me into finding a way so that clicking Open will show me a menu of available NEF files in the opened directory, using no arcane words longer than, say, 3 letters?
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Mar 15, 2014, 14:45
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RE: I'm feeling RAW
Thanks muchly, Ofnuts. I wonder whether "For the time being" means that you may be aware of GIMP being developed for more bits?
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Apr 7, 2014, 17:12
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RE: I'm feeling RAW
I have a similar sort of problem, which has only appeared since I upgraded to GIMP 2.8.10.

Previously, I was using UFRAW on my NEF files when I needed to make exposure adjustments before doing cropping etc in GIMP, but since the upgrade I can't reinstall UFRAW using MacPorts. (I have an iMac, with OS 10.9.2). Although Finder regards GIMP as the default application for NEF files, if I double-click a NEF file GIMP opens a 160x120 image which I think is probably the embedded JPG thumbnail.

There is an error message when I try, which relates to the installation of "pango":

Error: org.macports.archivefetch for port pango returned: cairo must be installed without +quartz.

From information gained by Googling, I understand that GIMP needs to have cairo installed with +quartz, so I can't just uninstall cairo and reinstall it without the +quartz option.
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