PhotoFlow, a new open source RAW editor

Started by DrRAW, January 24, 2015, 05:56:28 pm

DrRAW

November 05, 2015, 03:22:14 pm #60 Last Edit: November 05, 2015, 03:30:12 pm by DrRAW
Yet another feature release is out!

PhotoFlow 0.2.4 brings some cool new features:

* LMMSE demosaicing, better suited for noisy images than the default Amaze. The algorithm is derived from RawTherapee.

* Impulse noise reduction tool, also derived from RawTherapee

* An interactive perspective correction tool, derived from Darktable

You can read more on PhotoFlow's blog.

Installations instructions for Linux, Windows and OSX can be found on the release web page.

DrRAW

I've started recording some video tutorials to explain how to edit photos with PhotoFlow.

The first tutorial covers the basic usage of the program (opening a file, adding layers to selectively adjust the contrast and saturation, using layer masks, and saving the work in PFI format):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQpyJapbxrY

AlbertInfrance

Have you been able to add Fuji .raf support for X-trans sensors, yet?
Albert
Every photograph is an abstraction from reality.
Most people are more interested in the picture than the image.

DrRAW

Quote from: AlbertInfrance on December 16, 2015, 06:12:54 am
Have you been able to add Fuji .raf support for X-trans sensors, yet?


Not yet unfortunately. X-trans support is definitely in my plans, but will probably appear during the next six months or so.

Drikus70

I am having trouble to get a good result with the raw files of my Nikon D750.
Is it supported by Photoflow?
Has someone got good results with the D750 raw files?
The RAW developer layer doesn't render good colors and luminance.


DrRAW

Quote from: Drikus70 on December 31, 2015, 12:38:08 pm
I am having trouble to get a good result with the raw files of my Nikon D750.
Is it supported by Photoflow?
Has someone got good results with the D750 raw files?
The RAW developer layer doesn't render good colors and luminance.


I will look into the issue. Would you be able to share a sample RAW file + a Jpeg with the expected output?
Also, which OS and photoflow version are you using?

Thanks!

Drikus70

Thank you for the quick reply.
I am using MAC OS-X Yosemite and Photoflow 0.2.5.
I have sent you a message with a link to a RAW file, a jpeg and a screenshot.

DrRAW

Quote from: Drikus70 on January 01, 2016, 05:06:11 am
Thank you for the quick reply.
I am using MAC OS-X Yosemite and Photoflow 0.2.5.
I have sent you a message with a link to a RAW file, a jpeg and a screenshot.


My experimental version (the development code in preparation for next release) opens your files correctly.
If you are interested, I can let you have a dmg with the development version... I cannot guarantee that everything is perfectly stable, but you will be able to edit the D750 files.

By the way, since you have a Nikon camera I suggest you to have a look at this blog article: http://photoflowblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/tutorial-how-to-match-nikon-in-camera.html
It shows how to obtain the exactly the same color rendering of the in-camera Jpegs with photoflow.

Regards.

Drikus70

January 01, 2016, 04:26:41 pm #68 Last Edit: January 01, 2016, 05:03:15 pm by Drikus70
Quote from: DrRAW on January 01, 2016, 03:50:50 pm
My experimental version (the development code in preparation for next release) opens your files correctly.
If you are interested, I can let you have a dmg with the development version... I cannot guarantee that everything is perfectly stable, but you will be able to edit the D750 files.

I would like to experiment with the development version and don't mind if it isn't perfectly stable.
I really like the idea of using layers on raw files!

Quote from: DrRAW on January 01, 2016, 03:50:50 pm
By the way, since you have a Nikon camera I suggest you to have a look at this blog article: http://photoflowblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/tutorial-how-to-match-nikon-in-camera.html
It shows how to obtain the exactly the same color rendering of the in-camera Jpegs with photoflow.

I was aware of the blog site and am working my way through the blog posts in order to get familiar with the software.
So trying to get the same color rendering is one of the first things on my 'photoflow to do list'.

Thank you.

DrRAW

Quote from: Drikus70 on January 01, 2016, 04:26:41 pm
I would like to experiment with the development version and don't care if it isn't perfectly stable.
I really like the idea of using layers on raw files!


In that case, just give me a couple of days to prepare the "experimental" dmg installer... I'll get beck to you ass soon as it is ready.

kers

Quote from: DrRAW on January 01, 2016, 04:58:45 pm
In that case, just give me a couple of days to prepare the "experimental" dmg installer... I'll get beck to you ass soon as it is ready.


hello dr Raw,
First of all: thank you for your effort making a Raw converter. Much appreciated!
I just tried version 2.05 on my mac and was not impressed.
I am on OSX mavericks and just tried a nef from a Nikon D810 camera.
It simply did not work.- about everything went wrong; the translation of the nef ( see the images)
; the saving of the tiff; nothing was saved and also the folder i made to save it in does not exist.
I am sure the windows version works better, but this is bad advertisement.
I wish you all the best making it better.
regards,

Pieter Kers




Pieter Kers
www.beeld.nu/beeld

DrRAW

Quote from: kers on January 02, 2016, 09:51:45 am
hello dr Raw,
First of all: thank you for your effort making a Raw converter. Much appreciated!
I just tried version 2.05 on my mac and was not impressed.
I am on OSX mavericks and just tried a nef from a Nikon D810 camera.
It simply did not work.- about everything went wrong; the translation of the nef ( see the images)
; the saving of the tiff; nothing was saved and also the folder i made to save it in does not exist.
I am sure the windows version works better, but this is bad advertisement.
I wish you all the best making it better.
regards,

Pieter Kers


Hello, and first of all thank you for trying photoflow and giving me your feedback.

I'm quite surprised by the wrong processing of your D810 image... I have tried with a file from Ken Rockwell (http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d810/sample-images/file-types/810_3438-UNCOMPRESSED-14-bit.NEF) and everything worked as expected: the colors were correct and a TIFF file was saved.

Would you agree to share with me the problematic NEF? Also, you might want to try this development DMG from today: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9zG9kk5AQMjRXRxaE4xa1AzbGc/view?usp=sharing

I'm sure we will find the origin of the issue and a proper solution!

regards.

DrRAW

Quote from: kers on January 02, 2016, 09:51:45 am
I am sure the windows version works better, but this is bad advertisement.
I wish you all the best making it better.


I forgot to mention that OSX is my main development and testing platform, therefore I exclude that versions for other OS would work better...

Regards.

Drikus70

Working my way through the photoflow blog, I was testing Iain's Noise Reduction.
It is causing however a crash of the program.
DrRaw, let me know if / how I can send you a crash report.

DrRAW

Quote from: Drikus70 on January 24, 2016, 03:58:29 pm
Working my way through the photoflow blog, I was testing Iain's Noise Reduction.
It is causing however a crash of the program.
DrRaw, let me know if / how I can send you a crash report.


The best place for reporting problems is the github issue tracker: https://github.com/aferrero2707/PhotoFlow/issues
Otherwise, this thread is fine as well for me...

If you have the possibility, could you please run photoflow through the terminal and redirect the messages to a file?
Something like

    photoflow >& photoflow.log

and then put the log file somewhere accessible (google drive, filebin, a gist on github, etc...).

Finally, if the crash is reproducible then a short description of the steps to trigger it would be perfect.

Thanks!

Drikus70

Just sent you a PM with a link to the log file.

przero

I cannot open it on my Mac Mini. I download the image, load it and move it to the Applications folder. when I click on it to open, the icon moves to the dock for a second, then disappears. Marketable does the same thing.

DrRAW

New version 0.2.6 of PhotoFlow is out!

Featuring chromatic aberrations corrections, highlights reconstruction, white balance adjustment with temperature/tint, custom monitor profile support, and a brand new GUI layout:



The program is available for Linux, OSX and Windows platforms.

More details on the dedicated blog: http://photoflowblog.blogspot.fr/2016/03/photoflow-version-026-released.html

mouse

When I follow the link and click on "Windows Installer" I am offered version 0.2.3.  Have you not yet finished a Windows version of 0.2.6?

By the way, navigating your website/blog is really a nightmare.  I imagine it discourages many from trying your software.  For example, on a previous journey thru your site, I did manage to download the windows installer for ver 0.2.5.  But damned if I can duplicate that feat.

Lundberg02

Hey, I'll bite. I never was able to figure out the last one, but maybe a new GUI will help.