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    Default Inkscape fails to open .ARW ( Sony RAW ) file

    I have recently installed inkscape on a KDE4 desktop using opensuse 11.3.

    I tried opening a .ARW file coming from a Sony NEX digital camera. The open file dialog page indicates that .arw files are supported, but when i try to do so a failure error message box appears.

    I started by asking this question at inkscape.org and got this response:

    "Your question #147075 on Inkscape changed:
    https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/147075

    Status: Open => Answered

    ~suv proposed the following answer:
    > This version is 0.47 R22583.

    Current stable release is Inkscape 0.48.1 r9760 [0] (available on Ubuntu
    Natty, don't know about other distros).

    > Is this because the version of inkscape offered by
    >opensuse is too old to support the NEX .arw files
    > or is this a software bug ?

    Neither is Inkscape 0.47 too old nor is it a software bug: Inkscape
    doesn't (and never did) support any RAW file formats natively - see
    <http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL_v16/html/File-Import.html> for
    the list of supported file types for import/open in Inkscape 0.48.

    For raster image support (open/import), Inkscape relies on Gdk-pixbuf
    [1] (as far as I understand, the list of supported raster file formats
    is queried from the gdk-pixbuf module, using 'gdk_pixbuf_get_formats ()'
    [2]).


    See also related feature requests:
    Bug #172187 “Import RAW files”
    Bug #172207 “RAW export (command line)”
    Bug #171390 “Extended Raster export support please”


    [0] <https://launchpad.net/inkscape/0.48.x/0.48.1>
    [1] <http://library.gnome.org/devel/gdk-pixbuf/stable/index.html>
    [2] <http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~inkscape.dev/inkscape/RELEASE_0_48_BRANCH/view/head:/src/extension/internal/gdkpixbuf-input.cpp#L117>"

    At the present time, i open arw files in gimp using the ufraw plug-in then i save as a uncompressed tiff file. Then i open the tiff file in inkscape.

    My questions are as follows:

    1. Since RAW files are not natively supported in inkscape, was it added as an extension by opensuse developers?

    2. If so, is it the Gdk-pixbuf application -that has been used in opensuse- that makes the opening of raw files in inkscape possible ?

    3. If so, is it possible to modify the Gdk-pixbuf application to make raw files produced by a Sony NEX camera open in inkscape ?

    Thank you for your time and help.

    Salutations,

    Lokian

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    Default Re: Inkscape fails to open .ARW ( Sony RAW ) file

    0.48.1 r9760 is also available from the openSUSE repositories; that is the one I am using - 0.47 was superseded in the openSUSE repositories a long time ago.

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    Default Re: Inkscape fails to open .ARW ( Sony RAW ) file

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    0.48.1 r9760 is also available from the openSUSE repositories; that is the one I am using - 0.47 was superseded in the openSUSE repositories a long time ago.
    Thank you for the information.

    I removed the old version of inkscape.
    I then added and registered the additional repository that contains the updated version of inkscape, and then installed the new version of inkscape and all of it's relevant extensions.

    The version i have now is Inkscape 0.48.1 r9760.

    When i try to open a .arw file, i now get a page asking me to choose between working with an embedded or linked file. Whichever i choose i then get the same file open fail message i obtained with the old version of inkscape.

    Salutations,

    Lokian

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    Bob NNTP User

    Default Re: Inkscape fails to open .ARW ( Sony RAW ) file

    Lokian wrote:

    >
    > john_hudson;2296706 Wrote:
    >> 0.48.1 r9760 is also available from the openSUSE repositories; that is
    >> the one I am using - 0.47 was superseded in the openSUSE repositories a
    >> long time ago.

    >
    > Thank you for the information.
    >
    > I removed the old version of inkscape.
    > I then added and registered the additional repository that contains the
    > updated version of inkscape, and then installed the new version of
    > inkscape and all of it's relevant extensions.
    >
    > The version i have now is Inkscape 0.48.1 r9760.
    >
    > When i try to open a .arw file, i now get a page asking me to choose
    > between working with an embedded or linked file. Whichever i choose i
    > then get the same file open fail message i obtained with the old version
    > of inkscape.
    >
    > Salutations,
    >
    > Lokian
    >
    >

    Perhaps passing the .arw file through ufraw would help convert it into a
    format that inkscape would understand. Works for importing RAW files into
    Gimp.

    Bob
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    Default Re: Inkscape fails to open .ARW ( Sony RAW ) file

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post

    Perhaps passing the .arw file through ufraw would help convert it into a
    format that inkscape would understand. Works for importing RAW files into
    Gimp.

    Bob

    Yes, you are correct.

    What i presently do now is either,

    open the .arw file using the UFRaw plugin i added to Gimp or
    open the .arw file using the raw plugin in Digikam and then

    i convert the raw file into a uncompressed .tiff file and
    open the .tiff file in inkscape.

    Salutations,

    Lokian

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