Using a Nikon D70 with nothing but Linux
There are a couple of good sites that deal with Linux and the D70. This pages intention is to sum up the basics of getting the best out of the D70s raw images using freely (and therefore cheaply) available tools and the operating system Linux.
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There are a couple of good sites that deal with Linux and the D70. This
pages intention is to sum up the basics of getting the best out of the
D70s raw images using freely (and therefore cheaply) available tools and
the operating system Linux.
The most useful tool used in this guide is called The Unidentified
Flying Raw (UFRaw). Together with some
supporting files UFRaw will give you nearly everything you need to
process .nef files.
From the original software pack grab the file
or if you can't find that, the one called "NKD1_NEF.icm". The .icm
contains the colour profile for the D70. The one labelled
"NKD1_NEF.icm" is for the D1 but should work with the D70.
Get the Correction Curves from
Fotogenetic and SReala2 from
After installing UFRaw you can convert your first image.
- Fire up UFRaw
- Make the following changes to the settings:
That should give you a basically working image. You can fiddle around
with the settings now. If you work with the NKD1_NEF profile you should
load the Fotogenetic "Point and Shoot" or the "ev3_v42" curves to
correct the darker look of that profile.
In a batch
Please try to find some settings that work for most of your pictures and
save those once using the "Options->Configuration->Save Just this
once" button. You can now use the program "UFRaw-batch" to convert
whole lots of images using this standard settings. Of course the odd
really good one should still get a hand optimization.
is able to extract the full size preview image from a .nef. Using this
tool eliminates the need for shooting in the "Raw + jpg" mode.
copies Exif information from a .nef to a .jpg.
Neftags2jpg and Nefextract are written by Joseph
A set of tools to manipulate images.
Some scripts I wrote to automate boring tasks like extracting preview
images from a whole folder of pictures.
- Extracts all preview images into a sub directory, rotates and copies
the Exif information.
- Generates a light table view for proofing all Images in a directory.
Please make sure that you can separate all patches in this graphic,
especially A, B, C and Y,Z