01-09-09 - Image Stuff

Most of this is related to RAW. The GUILLERMO LUIJK stuff in particular is very good. dcraw seems to be the best freeware raw importer, but god help you working with that. UFRaw and LibRaw are conversions of dcraw into more usable forms, though they tend to lag his updates. I've given up on WIC because I can't get it (the new Windows SDK) to install on all my machines.

The commercial RAW processors that I've looked at are so freaking slow, this is definitely a problem that could use some bad ass optimizer programmer love. Hell even just the viewers are slow as balls.

ImageMagick is pretty cool BTW ; it's really similar to the old DOS program "Image Alchemy" which I used to use lots in the 386 days. It's all command line so you can set up batch files to do the processing you want on various images.

DCRAW and mods :

Dave Coffin's Home Page
About LibRaw LibRaw
UFRaw - Home
RAWHide Image Converter
RAW decoder comparison dcraw vs. dcraw_ahd vs. Bibble

Good articles on photos :

GUILLERMO LUIJK��-��b i t s & p h o t o g r a p h y
perfectRAW 0.65 Buscando la perfecci�n
Photographic Tone Reproduction

Windows Imaging Components (WIC) :

How to Write a WIC-Enabled CODEC and Get Full Platform Support for Your Image Format
Windows with C++ Decoding Windows Vista Icons with WIC
Windows Imaging Component Overview
WIC-Enabled Codecs C++ Tutorial Loading an Image File
Canon download WIC codec

Other MS junk :

Microsoft Research Image Composite Editor (ICE)
Microsoft Professional Photography SyncToy v2.0
Microsoft Professional Photography Downloads RAW SyncToy ProPhoto Shoot
Microsoft Professional Photography Codecs

Other misc image stuff :

LibTIFF - TIFF Library and Utilities
ImageMagick Convert, Edit, and Compose Images
Framewave Project Homepage
FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter

DNG (Adobe Digital Negative) :

DNG specification
DNG ProfilesEditor - Adobe Labs
Adobe - Digital Negative (DNG)

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