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Raw Processing in Gimp 2.6.11

Apr 29, 2011, 01:07
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Raw Processing in Gimp 2.6.11
After installing the Gimp 2.6.11 Tiger PPC, I want to know if Raw Processing is available on this Gimp version. If so, after opening a raw file in the Gimp, how can I access the Raw processing tools? Thanks, Ken.
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Apr 29, 2011, 01:57
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RE: Raw Processing in Gimp 2.6.11
Out of the box Gimp does not have the ability to handle RAW files. There is however, a plugin called UFRaw that adds the tools necessary. I was just looking at their web site and in the area for Mac downloads it says that the Gimp application bundle from Gimp on OS X (which I believe is what you used) comes with UFRaw already installed.

I'm afraid I've never done any work with RAW files, or used UFRaw myself so I can't be of much help with how to access or use the tools. I would recommend the User Guide on UFRaw's web site as a good starting point though.

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Apr 29, 2011, 07:59
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RE: Raw Processing in Gimp 2.6.11
Ofnuts, on my first boot up of the Gimp, which takes the longest, I saw UFraw go by as one of the Gimp plugins, so what I am gathering from your reply is that when I open a RAW file in the Gimp, a RAW processing set of tools will appear for me to work with. I am using an Olympus EI, which allows raw + raw+jpeg photography. I also have the Olympus software that came with the camera which has a very extensive, fully compatible set of raw processing tools (might be the best of all). Also iPhoto also has raw tools. Just want to see which way to go, have never shot any raw photos, just want to settle on the top set of tools. I suspect that the Olympus software will be the best because it exactly works with the camera.

By the way Ofnuts, thanks again for your input on installing 2.6.11, not 2.4.7 Tiger PPC. The install went perfectly, I think the 2.6.11 even runs faster on my legacy iMac G4. You probably know this but I was able to extract the extract the Help file, so that I can learn about the Gimp without launching the program. I went to "User/Library/Applications/Gimp/help". I then open the Help folder, locate the "index.html" icon, make a "alias" shortcut to a convenient location, then right click on it, select "open with" then "Help Viewer", the Help software on the Mac, not the browser. The same content listing appears except with a larger, more legible font, like having an electronic print manual (can even print the occasional page from it). Hope this helps. Ken.
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Apr 29, 2011, 13:08
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RE: Raw Processing in Gimp 2.6.11
Thanks Ofnuts for your informative reply. The Olympus E1 is circa 2004, the first actual, made from scratch professional dslr, in the 4/3 format, with its own specific lenses. Olympus Studio originally cost $150.00 but is now free (email Olympus for the software + Serial number link) with all the raw functionality you mention + much more. I am in active contact with the Olympus community forum, check out much research, consensus being that Studio 2 is best for Raw. Being new to digital (still a film shooter), not of the computer generation, I am open to trying a variety of solutions. My learning continues. Thanks again, Ken.
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