Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-29-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
Veteran Member
morfic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 428
Pentax Software under Wine in Linux

Does anyone use the windows software under wine in linux?
If it works at all how functional is it?

Thanks,

Daniel

04-29-2008, 08:59 PM   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Owego, NY
Posts: 976
Nope. I use digikam for previewing/sorting/throwing out "really crap" pictures, and ufraw for "light" postprocessing (white balance, exposure, noise reduction), and ufraw + gimp for "heavier" PP.

On rare occasions I use Photoshop CS2 for "really heavy" PP, which does run under Wine.

And yes, I shoot RAW.
04-29-2008, 09:07 PM   #3
Veteran Member
morfic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 428
Original Poster
Yeah, thanks, i knew that route, just seems cumbersome
I use bibble, only downfall here is, K20D is new and was not in the last release, since they are heavily working on Bibble5, there is no knowing when the final Bibble 4 with support for the latest cams is going to be released, to make it worse, one reply from a dev suggested K20D is good to go, but they wait on another recently released cam, to push it out all at once, so
Not using Bibble for a while will be tough

Thanks for your reply,

Daniel
04-29-2008, 11:55 PM   #4
Veteran Member
Venturi's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Tulsa, OK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,639
I haven't tried running them under vanilla wine, but did load them up in my XP install inside VirtualBox and they ran like crapola - kept crashing/locking up. I'm using digiKam for downloading/organizing and LightZone for all my PP.

04-30-2008, 03:28 AM   #5
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Posts: 11
I do not have Pentax, but Samsung GX-10, so just for comparison.
I tried the included Digimax RAW Converter under Wine on Ubuntu, and it seems to work fine. The GUI works normally, but the processing is quite slow. But I dislike the software, so I use Raw Therapee, which is available for Linux as freeware/donationware. It is excellent RAW processing tool, I encourage anyone to try it (not sure how it supports .pef, since Samsung has .dng only).
For viewing and cataloging I use digiKam.
I had small problem with .dng processing with all dcraw front-ends (UFRaw, digiKam): resulting images all have a messy few pixels strip on right side. Raw Therapee does not have this problem, as it uses dcraw only for initial decoding of the RAW, then uses its own processing algorithms including demosaicing.

Last edited by Tomas_IV; 04-30-2008 at 05:16 AM. Reason: typo
04-30-2008, 04:50 AM   #6
Veteran Member
RBellavance's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Near Montréal, Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,716
QuoteOriginally posted by Tomas_IV Quote
I had small problem with .dng processing with all dcraw front-ends (UFRaw, digiKam): resulting images all have a messy few pixels strip on right side.
That is probably because the UFRaw version you were using was not very recent. This issue has been fixed in the last few releases.
04-30-2008, 05:13 AM   #7
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Posts: 11
QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
That is probably because the UFRaw version you were using was not very recent. This issue has been fixed in the last few releases.
Thanks for the information, I will try newer release.

Last edited by Tomas_IV; 04-30-2008 at 05:13 AM. Reason: typo
04-30-2008, 07:27 AM   #8
Senior Member
joefru's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Louisiana
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 210
QuoteOriginally posted by Venturi Quote
...and LightZone for all my PP.
Well, you use LightZone until midnight tonight, when the beta expires and you wait who-knows-how-long for an official Linux version, then you pay $200 for it.

Adobe, please make Lightroom for Linux.

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!
camera, dslr, linux, pentax software, photography, software, wine
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature Drink wine--take pictures---drink wine charliezap Post Your Photos! 11 07-08-2010 01:56 PM
Ubuntu 9.10: Wine -- Pentax Digital Camera Utility K7er Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 3 01-15-2010 02:14 PM
PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 on Linux/Wine Nanthiel Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 8 09-10-2009 06:50 AM
Pentax Photo Browser 3.61 under Wine ntx Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 5 08-26-2009 06:23 AM
Cheap Wine Glass - With Wine Sailor Post Your Photos! 15 01-18-2009 07:19 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:09 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