[KimDaBa] Debian 2.1 when ?

Jesper K. Pedersen blackie at blackie.dk
Wed May 11 13:44:26 CEST 2005

On Wednesday 11 May 2005 12:36, Steffen Hansen wrote:
| On Wednesday 11 May 2005 01:32, Robert L Krawitz wrote:
| >    I do not expect Kimdaba to be a RAW converter. We now have Bibble
| >    under Linux and it is an excellent converter. I file my pictures
| > as RAW .... what I would like to see (and what I imagine the CRW
| > support to be) is that Kimdaba extracts the jpg and uses it for all
| > it's operations. When I choose file/invoke external program it should
| > send the RAW file to the chosen program for further processing. I am
| > not running 2.1 yet so I don't know if this is the way it is set up.
| The reason why I hacked the .CRW support in was to experiment with how
| to integrate kimdaba with my workflow. I have not really figured the
| best way to do it yet, so if you have some ideas I'm all ears.
| > That's exactly what it does.  I have distinctly mixed feelings about
| > this whole thing.  Most external programs don't know how to deal with
| > RAW files, though.
| >
| >    CR2 files are somewhat different in that a single file contains
| >    both the RAW as well as the jpg files. CRW files always had a
| >    secondary file (THM) with them for the jpg info. My (limited)
| >    understanding is that the actual CRW file also had the jpg info
| >    encoded in it somehow.
| >
| > CRW files also include an embedded JPG file.  Do CR2 files not have a
| > .thm associated with them also?
| I don't know if the .CR2 files come with a .THM file too, but for .CRW I
| just throw the .THM away -- it's only a thumbnail anyway.
| > No need -- just look at Dave Coffin's site
| > (http://cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw).  He has a nice little program
| > called "parse" that can extract the embedded jpeg.
| I nicked the code for extracting the embedded JPG from
| http://neuemuenze.heim1.tu-clausthal.de/~sven/crwinfo/
| But before we continue with anything, there should be some agreement
| about how to add support for various RAW formats to kimdaba. The code
| for .CRW is really just a hack I put into the JPG loader, and I don't
| want that code to grow into some monster (and neither does Jesper I
| assume :-)
| regards
Isn't this what [QK]ImageDecoder is all about? 
Maybe these extra format's should be created as image decoders, that kimdaba 
would instantiate at an appropriate location.

Having trouble finding a given image in your collection containing
thousands of images?

http://ktown.kde.org/kimdaba might be the answer.

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