Linear Laundry for Mac

Linear Laundry for Mac

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    202
  • Date Added:
    September 22, 2005
  • File Size:
    2.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac/OS X 10.4 PPC

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3 stars

"interesting stuff... one problem"

September 29, 2005  |  By ende

 |  Version: Linear Laundry 1.1.1

Summary

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i really like this one. i tried "Raw To Linear PSD" and the Photoshop Action "Gentle Cycle" so far.

for those who haven't tried yet: "Raw To Linear" uses the open source command line tool "dcraw" to batch-convert raw images to a linear (and though really DARK) PSD file. it seems, that almost all third party raw-converters use dcraw (Adobe Camera Raw, ACDC, Raw Magick, Google Picasa, VueScan, Silverfast to name some popular). it converts almost all kinds of RAW images (list: http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/).

you can't interact with "Raw To Linear". it always uses the whitebalancing saved with the image.

then there are several photoshop-actions to apply curves, levels, hue/saturation to the image MOSTLY in a non-destructive way as layers.

the problem is, that some actions depend on the exact names of the layers which vary in the localizations of photoshop. BAD DESIGN, ADOBE! but this means, that the actions don't work unmodified in localized versions of photoshop. this is mainly adobes fault, though.

i like this bundle, because it is another approach to converting raw images. quite some times i had better results than with adobes camera raw. it is really good in preserving the highlights. but the conversion takes longer and the kind of required interaction if you want to tweak the result is much more complex. this gets even worse, if the image isn't white-balanced properly.

in future, i'll use this bundle if:
a) the image is properly whitebalanced
b) highlight-preservation with "adobe camera raw" is difficult.

in all other cases, i find ACR much more efficient.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1.1
1.1.1 - Fixed jhead bug in "Process Raw Darkroom.app", so EXIF is now added on again successfully.
General
Publisher Quantum Imagery
Publisher web site http://www.quantumimagery.com
Release Date September 22, 2005
Date Added September 22, 2005
Version 1.1.1
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh
Additional Requirements Tested on Mac OS X 10.4.x with Adobe Photoshop CS. It might work on other versions. If so, let me know!
Download Information
File Size 2.5MB
File Name Linear Laundry 1.1.1.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 202
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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