[Rawstudio-users] Can't make rawstudio work :(

Anders Brander anders at brander.dk
Wed Dec 20 07:47:03 CET 2006


On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 10:39 +1100, david wrote:
> Hello all, and congratulations on a great idea.
> Sadly, I'm finding rawstudio doesn't really work at all, unless I'm
> doing something wrong.

I don't think you're doing anything wrong :(

> I'm using Ubuntu 6.10 and rawstudio version: 0.4.1-0ubuntu2
> I import a folder of .NEF files and select one of them, which shows on
> the screen as expected. The image "shudders" continually. Initially I
> can resize it (zoom) but only once. After that zooming doesn't do
> anything.

Others have reported this problem too... Try setting zoom BEFORE loading
any photos.

> The slider controls all seem to do as expected. Any changes I make with
> the sliders do get exported (see below).
> I attempted to export the file as .png after setting a path for the
> export folder. A file is created that is half the file size of the
> original (I would have expected it to be about four times as big!).

This is a known problem, please see:

> Rawstudio now seems to freeze. top shows it as using between 60-95% CPU.
> I left it running over night, but it never reached the end of whatever
> it was doing :-(

I think this could be related to:

> I try to select another image, but although it shows in the folder
> window as selected, the new image never appears in the display window.
> I can't quit out of rawstudio, and have to kill the program manually.
> It's a great pity. This is a program that fills a real need. Please let
> me know if I can help with testing. Unfortunately I don't have any
> programming skills.

You're always welcome to try our development version and give feedback.
Instructions here:

I think "sudo apt-get build-dep rawstudio" will install almost
everything needed to build it.


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