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Bug 344601 - RAW file support
RAW file support
Product: eog
Classification: Core
Component: image viewer
git master
Other All
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: EOG Maintainers
EOG Maintainers
: 502228 674780 779877 790844 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-06-11 19:30 UTC by john stultz
Modified: 2021-06-19 08:46 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: Unversioned Enhancement

Description john stultz 2006-06-11 19:30:28 UTC
It would be nice if EOG could view RAW (NEF in my case) files. f-spot viewer does a ok job, but having to use different tools for different image formats is frustrating.
Comment 1 Claudio Saavedra 2007-01-06 01:24:53 UTC
I'm investigating libopenraw ( It seems to be still very immature, but it will have GdkPixbuf support, so it could eventually fit well for EOG.

Anyone knows any other library that worths to be investigated?
Comment 2 Lucas Rocha 2007-01-06 17:18:51 UTC
The current GNOME apps that provide support for RAW images do this by running a program called 'dcraw'. See for example F-Spot RAW support implementation.

I don't think it's worth using the same aproach as F-Spot now. IMHO, we should wait/help libopenraw reach a good shape to get into GdkPixbuf smothly. Also, it would involve some changes on the current design to integrate smothly in our code. It would be more a hack than a solution.
Comment 3 Hubert Figuiere (:hub) 2007-01-22 00:36:29 UTC
When I have basic RAW decoding, I'll see if I can add support for eog. It will allow me to use it as a test bed.
Comment 4 Ludovico Fischer 2007-12-09 04:33:44 UTC
*** Bug 502228 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Stanislav Brabec 2008-04-10 14:55:10 UTC
There is one related problem deep in the MIME system: Installing gdk-pixbuf raw loader will not tell nautilus, that eog can open raw files.

Proposal (not yet implemented):
one late reply:
Comment 6 Hubert Figuiere (:hub) 2008-05-03 17:54:41 UTC
Not to do self-pimping, but there is work in progress:
Comment 7 Lucas Rocha 2008-05-04 17:10:27 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> Not to do self-pimping, but there is work in progress:

Very nice! Is there any release of libopenraw with the new pixbuf loader?

Comment 8 Hubert Figuiere (:hub) 2008-05-04 17:21:08 UTC
there is still a lot of work like the color correction and delinearisation.

when that work, it will grant a new release :-)
Comment 9 sam tygier 2012-04-15 17:04:17 UTC
viewing raw files in EOG worked for a few version, but then broke again.
Comment 10 Felix Riemann 2012-04-28 14:41:03 UTC
*** Bug 674780 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Alexandre Franke 2014-06-06 10:21:50 UTC
I can open my CR2 files with eog just fine, so I guess we can close this as FIXED?

However when I do, it acts as if the current file was the only one in the directory and doesn't allow me to switch to the next or previous one with space/left/right as it would with JPEG files. Should I open a new report about this?
Comment 12 Utino 2016-01-03 10:25:10 UTC
Nope this is not fixed. I am on Arch Linux with lates GNOME + EOG and while I can open CR2 files they are displayed with the wrong colors (everything is green/pink). Also switching to the next/previous picture with the arrow keys won't work.

EOG uses the old, dead and not-developed-anymore libopenraw.
Why not use the active developed LibRaw instead?

Supports more than 800 digital camera/cellphone formats
Supports pretty much every RAW format.
Very active development (and that already for a long time)

It's time that after 10 years this bug gets finally fixed. Especially in a time where CR2/RAW is a commong file format which pretty much every other image viewer supports out-of-the-box already.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 13 Felix Riemann 2017-03-20 18:39:31 UTC
*** Bug 779877 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 14 Hubert Figuiere (:hub) 2017-03-20 18:52:19 UTC
(In reply to Utino from comment #12)

> EOG uses the old, dead and not-developed-anymore libopenraw.

FWIW, it has never been dead, just slow paced. Version 0.1.1 was released a few days ago. (this is not a statement on it readiness though)
Comment 15 Felix Riemann 2018-04-04 14:04:52 UTC
*** Bug 790844 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 16 André Klapper 2021-06-19 08:46:52 UTC
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