31 March 2009

Raw Digital Camera plugin update

I've posted a "preview" version of the new Raw Digital Camera plugin which adds support for 64-bit Windows, more camera formats and USB mode.

See my post about it over at the Resource Centre for more details and download links.

The plugin is currently in an early stage. In particular, everything is hardcoded (no configuration) and it always extracts the quick embedded preview images rather than doing a full (slow) high-quality decode. Those things will be improved later.

I figure a lot of people have been waiting patiently for this version, with many unable to use the old version at all, so it's worth mentioning now even though it's a work-in-progress.

I probably won't mention the new Raw plugin again on this blog until a proper release is ready. I'll post more frequent updates and preview builds in the forum thread, so keep an eye on that if you want to be on the cutting edge. Otherwise just wait and you'll find a nice new Raw plugin in a future Opus release in the not-too-distant future.