jrawio 1.0 RC5 review

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jrawio is a Service Provider Implementation for the Java ImageIO API

License: IBM Public License
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Developer: Fabrizio Giudici
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jrawio is a Service Provider Implementation for the Java ImageIO API. It provides the ability to read images coded in a digital "camera raw" format (such as NEF for Nikon or CRW/CR2 for Canon).

jrawio is to be pointed out that jrawio is implemented in 100% pure Java.

In simple words, a Camera RAW format is the dump of the data collected by the camera sensor, with basically no post-processing applied. While it has the pitfall of requiring heavy processing in order to achieve a displayable image, the basic advantage is that any transformatio applied to it is "reversible".

From this point of view a Camera RAW format can be thought as a "digital negative". But don't confuse this with Adobe's Digital Negative format (.DNG), which is just the try to define a standard format of RAW images. Indeed every camera manufacturer (e.g. Nikon, Canon, ...) has its own format.

jrawio is presently a Release Candidate for v1.0, so it's coming out of beta stage. Please refer also to the Release Notes for information about issues.

It has been tested with about 8,000 photos taken with Nikon D100 and D70 cameras and with about 250 samples of various cameras downloaded from the web. jrawio has been explicitly tested with the following models:

Canon CR2 Digital Rebel, EOS 1D MkII, EOS 1Ds MkII, EOS 350D
Canon CRW D30, EOD 10D, EOS 300D
Leica DNG R8, R9
Minolta MRW DiMAGE 5, DiMAGE 7i, DiMAGE 7Hi
Nikon NEF CoolPix 5400, CoolPix 5700, CoolPix 8700, CoolPix 8800, D1, D100, D1X, D200, D2H, D2X, D50, D70, D70s
Pentax PEF *ist D, *ist DL, *ist DS
Sony SRF F828

What's New in This Release:
This release fixes bugs related to application integration.

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