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Bug 674780 - eog does not display PEF files
eog does not display PEF files
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 344601
Product: eog
Classification: Core
Component: image viewer
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: EOG Maintainers
EOG Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-04-25 09:43 UTC by Michal
Modified: 2012-04-28 15:06 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

screenshot of eog not showing PEF file (31.45 KB, image/png)
2012-04-25 09:49 UTC, Michal

Description Michal 2012-04-25 09:43:29 UTC
I'm using Ubuntu 12.04

When I open PEF files (RAW photo file from Pentax camera) with eog, I see only checkboard.
Screenshot attached.

Sample PEF file you can find attached to this bug report:
Comment 1 Michal 2012-04-25 09:49:23 UTC
Created attachment 212758 [details]
screenshot of eog not showing PEF file
Comment 2 Felix Riemann 2012-04-28 14:41:03 UTC
Eog doesn't support opening RAW images on it's own.
It can be made to support RAW files by installing a gdk-pixbuf module capable of loading these files. The only one I know of is libopenraw, but that one's not installed by Ubuntu and is also not producing the correct output at the moment (colors are wrong) with some formats.

But libopenraw seems to not really support your picture anyway. Trying to open it using the libopenraw loader aborts with an error. So, you might want to report your file to the libopenraw developer as well. (

The reason why you are seeing an empty checkerboard is likely that gdk-pixbuf's TIFF loader tried to load the image instead (PEFs seem to be specially formatted TIFFs) and seems to have produced a fully transparent image for an unknown reason.
Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 344601 ***
Comment 3 Michal 2012-04-28 15:06:56 UTC
Many thanks for explanation. For now I'll stay with Geeqie.