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Kobestar    0

what are .raw files for??

Raw files are basically digital negatives from digital cameras. Not every digital camera can do raw files, and not all raw files have the extension. For example, some are just .RAW or others (like FujiFilm) use .RAF for the raw file.

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boudewijn    0

This is a dcraw based raw file reader plugin for Paint.NET.

Not working... Duuuhhh

Thanks for taking the time to reply boudewijn, but the question is three and a half years old.

so be it, nobody seemed to care. the plugin is not working either, not even after 3.5 years...

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boudewijn    0

Fixed version is available here  https://bitbucket.org/silenceforest/paint.net-raw-file-plugin/downloads/RAWFile.zip

 

You should copy RAWFile.dll into the folder \Paint.NET\FileTypes\ and place dcraw.exe to \Paint.NET

 

Source: https://bitbucket.org/silenceforest/paint.net-raw-file-plugin/src

Not workiing either, I have a canon 50D as well as a 60D. cr2 files from either one do not open...

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boudewijn    0

You had it right with Paint.Net/Filetypes/.

Once installed, restart PDN. Now you can use the file>>open to import *.RAW files.

In your dreams, configuration here win7 ultimate, latest paint.net version...

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Ego Eram Reputo    1,688

The RAW file format has as many variations as there are camera makers, so not all RAW files are created equal.  This is why there are several RAW plugins available.  Try the other ones.

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extide    0

dcraw.exe should support Canon 50D, 60D, and many other new file types. It looks like this plugin has not been updated in several years. As new cameras come out this plugin will need to be updated to include the new version of dcraw.exe which will then include support for the new files. It appears the source code is included so I will go ahead and try to get a new version of this dll built using the latest dcraw.exe. This should solve pretty much all problems previously reported in this thread.

 

I don't have Visual Studio installed on my work laptop but I do at home. I will see if I can slap this together for you guys when I get home today.

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buffumjr    0

I'm a newbie to processing.

 

18 August 2009, Axle said, "what are .raw files for???"

 

The only things I have read that RAW is good for are changing white balance and black levels.  I'm sure there are a ton more.  I'm eagerly following this conversation to see about the RAW files reader plug-in.  Once the plug-in brings the file in, what, besides those two, can Paint.NET do with the file that is not available in processing, say, a JPG?

 

As I said, I'm a newbie to processing.

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Ego Eram Reputo    1,688

RAW files are data rich files from digital cameras. Unfortunately different camera manufacturers implement the format in different ways so there is no standard.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raw_image_format

Once a RAW file has been imported, it can be manipulated just like any other image.

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I just wanted to throw it out there that DNG is an attempt to create a universal file format for raw files. If you are having  trouble opening the raw files from any camera, see if your editing software supports DNG format. Adobe DNG Converter is free.

 

Also, a raw file allows you to do baseline editing, so you can control things like the color temperature, white level, black level, fill, recovery, color saturation, and lots of other options that you don't get when you open a JPG or other file types.

 

I just downloaded paint.net and am beginning the search for the best raw file plugin.

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