First of all, make sure you are running Rawstudio 2.0 or later.
Rawstudio 2.0 has been tested with all the cameras we have been able to find RAW files from. There are several areas where specific features are supported for different cameras.
The main areas are:
This is the most basic support. Are we able to actually load the RAW image data?
We are using our own raw loader for the most common camera brands such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Panasonic, Olympus & Samsung.
For other more “exotic” cameras, we fall back to loading the image through dcraw.
If your specific camera model is not supported, you might see an almost pink image, or they may be junk in the borders or other artifacts.
If you are using a stable release build, you might be able to support your camera by downloading the newest camera definition file and place it “.rawstudio” in your home directory.
To have basic functionality like whitebalance working, a color profile is needed for the camera.
We currently have color profiles for more than 300 cameras.
Again, if you are using a packaged version of Rawstudio 2.0, you may be able to find a profile in our repository in the profiles folder.
To install it, open “.rawstudio” in your home directory, create a folder called “profiles”, and copy the DCP profile and maybe rawstudio-cameras.xml inside the directory.
The two points above will get you going with using your camera, if your version of Rawstudio doesn’t have direct support for it.
Metadata support is a separate function, and handles things like reading EXIF info, white balance, lens information, etc.
You are most likely to encounter wrong whitebalance on new cameras, and this is also the most annoying, so we support reading whitebalance on all cameras we have information on.
You can however still set a manual whitebalance by clicking the image or copy+paste whitebalance. Your settings will work fine, and will be maintained when we eventually support the camera.
Since this metadata is often very camera specific, there may be some cameras, where some aspects of this isn’t supported completely. We try to keep up with this the best we can, but there may be some cases where there is no information available, or it simply isn’t recorded by the camera.
For this to work, we need to be able to read information about the current lens from the EXIF data.
Not all cameras records which lens is attached, or only records it very inprecise, so there is a lot of differences in that area.
The actual lenses supported are determined by the lensfun application database.
There is built-in support to download the newest lens information directly, by selecting the “Update Lensfun Database” in the Lens Library.
Tethered Shooting is supplied through the gPhoto library.
Camera support is heavily depending on the version of this library, so if you experience problems in this area, try to see if you can update the library.
Also check the remote controllable camera support list to see if your camera is on there.
There might also be some camera specific settings needed to enable remote capture. Experiment with the ‘gphoto2′ commandline tool, to see if you can expect it to work.
If you find any settings you need to apply, please report them to us, so we can attempt to set them automatically.
If you don’t succeed with a listed or unlisted camera please use Bugzilla to report this.
Also, please send us a RAW file, so we can quickly support your camera. The most likely reason for unsupported loading or metadata support is because we don’t have a test file.