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UFRaw 0.11 released

From:  "Udi Fuchs" <udifuchs-AT-gmail.com>
To:  lwn-AT-lwn.net
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.


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From: Udi Fuchs <udifuchs@gmail.com>
To: ufraw-announce@lists.sourceforge.net	
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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