Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-11-2014, 06:27 AM   #1
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
wtlwdwgn's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Billings, MT
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,791
Chromebook PP Software?

I recently got a Samsung Chromebook and have been searching for a PP software app that recognizes dng files. There are apps out there that recognize jpegs. I don't need a full package, just one I can convert dng to jpeg. I've tried Picasa, Pixlr, and Sumo Paint, but they won't recognize dngs.

03-11-2014, 06:36 AM - 2 Likes   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
boriscleto's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Syracuse, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 14,473
You're asking a lot of an OS that uses a web browser as it's interface. Chromebooks exist solely to collect your personal information so that Google can direct advertising at you.
03-11-2014, 06:46 AM   #3
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
wtlwdwgn's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Billings, MT
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,791
Original Poster
I'm aware of the limitations of a Chromebook but so far Google hasn't tried to sell me anything and I don't get any more ads than on a PC. Software is web based and accessed through an app and I was just wondering if someone knew of one to do what I want.
03-11-2014, 07:26 AM   #4
New Member




Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pinellas Park, Fl
Posts: 16
your best option will be to remove chrome OS and install a chromebook friendly linux distro, that way you will have access to gimp, darktable, etc and possibly even be able to run photoshop or lightroom under wine.

just do a google search with your specific chomebook model and linux

example:
[Phoronix] Acer C720 Chromebook Delivers Fast Ubuntu Performance Review

03-11-2014, 07:49 AM   #5
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
wtlwdwgn's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Billings, MT
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,791
Original Poster
Okay, thanks. I appreciate the help.
03-11-2014, 09:44 AM   #6
Veteran Member
carrrlangas's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Joensuu (Finland)
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,761
Can you download apps from google play store? Then, Photo Mate R2 is quite good. Similar to LR3 in the latitude it allows on RAW files but I know they are working on a new version to be released shortly that wil be better (specially in highlight recovery)
03-11-2014, 10:31 AM   #7
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
boriscleto's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Syracuse, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 14,473
QuoteOriginally posted by carrrlangas Quote
Can you download apps from google play store? Then, Photo Mate R2 is quite good. Similar to LR3 in the latitude it allows on RAW files but I know they are working on a new version to be released shortly that wil be better (specially in highlight recovery)
There are no 'apps' on ChromeOS. It is all web based, so web standards only.
03-11-2014, 01:39 PM   #8
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
wtlwdwgn's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Billings, MT
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,791
Original Poster
Yes, you can download apps onto a Chromebook but the question is whether they're compatible with the Chrome OS. Apparently Photo Mate R2 is only for Android devices. It would be exactly what I'd want though. Thanks for the info.

10-28-2014, 11:03 AM   #9
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
UncleVanya's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 15,290
Just a quick update. There are now several tools that could be used with DNG files on Chromebooks: Picassa, Pics.io, etc.


...but the most exciting news is that Adobe Creative Cloud now works in streaming mode on Chromebooks. It is only available to educational customers so far and only beta - but it's a start. I'm crossing my fingers that it moves to mainstream quickly.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/32-digital-processing-software-printing/2...ml#post2988354
10-28-2014, 03:21 PM   #10
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
wtlwdwgn's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Billings, MT
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,791
Original Poster
Thanks for the update Brad!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
chromebook, chromebook pp, dng, photography, photoshop, pp
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for new PP software interested_observer Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 5 11-14-2010 10:12 PM
PP Software for Mac - Suggestions Needed Tamia Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 5 08-24-2010 12:29 PM
Advanced Photo Tools - some cool PP software tools rawr Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 3 07-23-2010 11:31 PM
Software to Remove/Repair CA in PP? monochrome Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 6 09-09-2009 08:59 AM
another on pp software jmdeegan Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 6 12-10-2007 04:16 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:27 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top