|From:||"Udi Fuchs" <udifuchs-AT-gmail.com>|
|Subject:||UFRaw 0.11 released|
|Date:||Wed, 7 Mar 2007 00:24:16 +0100|
The Unidentified Flying Raw (UFRaw) is a utility to read and manipulate raw images from digital cameras. It can be used on its own or as a Gimp plug-in. It reads raw images using Dave Coffin's raw conversion utility - DCRaw. UFRaw supports basic color management using Little CMS, allowing the user to apply color profiles. The guiding concept in the development of UFRaw is to give all the essential (and some inessential) information and control over the raw conversion, with the hope that one could resolve all the exposure and white balance issues during the raw conversion. The obvious advantage is that one can make full use of the raw data. The provisional advantage is that this way we circumvent the current 8-bit limitation of the Gimp, as UFRaw does all manipulations in 16-bits. ==================================== From: Udi Fuchs <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Date: Mar 6, 2007 11:15 PM Subject: UFRaw-0.11 Hi, UFRaw-0.11 was just released. The highlight of this release is the new handling of image highlights, which takes care of both highlight restoration and highlight clipping. Highlight restoration is relevant when applying negative exposure correction in UFRaw. This allows to restore details that were originally clipped. The restoration can be done either in HSV space giving sharp details or in LCH space giving soft natural details. Highlight clipping is relevant when applying positive exposure correction in UFRaw. In this case highlights have to be clipped. Until now UFRaw applied digital clipping, which is scientifically correct, but can give harsh results. There is now an option to apply soft, filmlike clipping of highlights. In this version, Canon DSLR users finally get correct exposure by default. Until now the default output for these cameras was underexposed by about one stop. UFRaw is now translated to Danish, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian. If you want to have UFRaw in your mother tongue, read the instructions at: http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/Contribute.html#Translations New cameras supported in this version (thanks to dcraw 8.62): * Canon PowerShot A610 * Canon PowerShot A620 * Canon PowerShot S2 IS * Canon PowerShot S3 IS * Casio EX-Z4 * Fuji FinePix S6000fd * Kodak DCS200 * Leica Digilux 3 * Leica D-LUX3 * Leica V-LUX1 * Nikon D40 * Olympus E-400 * Panasonic DMC-L1 * Pentax K10D Udi
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