April 30, 2021 at 2:22 pm #124417
I always like sorting photos by color labels. Is there a function to do that in RAW Power? If not will there be one in the near future? And how about export or import of ratings and flags and so on for/of other programs. Would that be possible? Usually with the most RAW editors there is the problem of being tied to that program because of the catalog.
BillyApril 30, 2021 at 4:16 pm #124423
I don’t have any immediate plans to sort by label but it’s certainly a worthwhile feature to add.
Export of ratings is planned for the next release; there isn’t a standard place to write out flags (if you know of one, please let me know).
I will see about importing ratings as well.May 1, 2021 at 5:05 am #124455
Thanks for the reply. Nice to hear that color labels could be a feature some day.
I can imagine that this might not be so easy with the import/export function. Probably the function must be adapted separately for each program. It would be great if you where able to import and export the sorting and ratings from programs like Lightroom, Capture One or Exposure X6. I don’t know if that’s even possible because they all have their own catalog structure (also with color labels 😉 ). Exposure X6 doesn’t use a catalog but I think they save their sorting data in their on file format.
Another nice feature would be a metadata editor of some sort. (Is there a feature request forum for RAW Power? 😀 )May 2, 2021 at 9:56 am #124479
Export of ratings is easy since there is an IPTC field for that. Import from that field would work as well (but the app is not set up to allow synching of ratings – for example, if you change the rating in another app, RAW Power is not set up to check and update its internal rating. Flags don’t have a home in standard metadata (AFAIK). There isn’t a forum for feature requests; people just post in the help forums or email email@example.com.May 4, 2021 at 12:58 pm #124494
Then I am writing some suggestions if that’s ok. I am relatively new to RAW POWER and liking it so far. But there are some things that might be improved. For example the LUT menu could use some collapsable folders or the ability to organize (+favorits?) the LUTS in some way. The list is getting very long and unorganized if you have lots of LUTS. Maybe a seperate window with previews could also be an idea for the future. I was missing a purple-green correction for chromatic aberration recently. A dehaze function and (film) grain would be nice to have. The vignette tool could be improved with more shapes and maybe presets. The sharpening tool may benefit from more available options and unsharp masks for more control. Focus blur and tilt-shift would be a bonus. With an “edit in” option there would be the way to send pictures to an external editor. A copy/paste adjustments dialog where you can select just the needed settings (instead of all) would be very handy. And the overall performance and the saving times could be a bit more improved. But maybe its just me, I have an older Mac. OK that’s enough for now 😀 . Sorry for the big pile of suggestions. These are just some ideas.
Many thanksMay 4, 2021 at 5:18 pm #124514
LUT organization : yes this is something I need to add
Fringe control (green and purple) will be in the next release of the app
Edit In External App is already present. Pick an image and go to the Image menu.
Copy/Paste works by copying any adjustment that has the check-mark next to it. So, in lieu of a UI for copying things, you can briefly uncheck the ones you don’t want before copying.
Other things are mostly on the list to do at some point (except vignette shapes – that is not something I have considered).
There are many sharpeners in the app. Clarity is a type of unsharp mask.May 7, 2021 at 5:14 am #124528
thanks for the tip with the check-marks and copying adjustments. It would be nice to be able to copy/select/paste adjustments in the normal viewer mode (without always being in edit mode ).
An edit in option in the right klick menu in the viewer mode would be a nice time saver. In general I would say the more you can do right in the viewer mode the better.
With the sharpening I meant more like selective sharpening with being able to select and sharpen different areas of the image. More like masking for the sharpen slider. And maybe some additional sliders to define the mask even more (radius, details etc.).May 7, 2021 at 2:19 pm #124530
You can copy and paste adjustments outside of Edit, either by right-clicking on the Viewer image or on a thumbnail. I just noticed a bug where Copy Adjustments doesn’t get added to the contextual menu in the Viewer in all cases, but I’ll fix that.May 7, 2021 at 2:56 pm #124532
Yes you can copy out side of edit mode but not select the adjustments you want to copy. If I am not mistaken you have to be in edit mode to tick the checkboxes.
Thanks for fixing and all your effort.
Raw Power is a very nice app with a lot of potential.May 12, 2021 at 2:57 pm #124546
I discovered the “Export Original” function in my other raw editors. This function exports the original raw files and creates an additional xmp file for each. In this xmp files, all ratings, flags and color labels etc. (I think even some adjustments) are stored for each image. So I can import them again into another program and my sorting will be transferred. It would be great if RAW POWER could read or import/export xmp files.May 12, 2021 at 6:29 pm #124549
Yes, I would like to improve support for XMP read and write in the future. It’s important to have good interoperability.May 12, 2021 at 6:29 pm #124548
Yes, I would like to improve support for XMP read and write in the future. It’s important to have good interoperability.May 14, 2021 at 6:12 am #124560
Good to hear. Will there be any improvements for the straighten tool in the next release? It behaves a little bit choppy or bumpy and it always zooms in too much and doesn’t go back if you turn it the other way. A rotation function in the crop tool instead of the straighten slider would be more useful I would say.May 14, 2021 at 3:45 pm #124566
Are you referring to the straighten slider, or the straighten tool (where you draw a line on the image to straighten it)? When I use the tools, they seem to be smooth, but that will depend on the image and your computer.
As far as how much is zooms in, it zooms in the least it can while showing no black edges. You can use the crop tool after straightening to adjust the area that is visible.May 15, 2021 at 5:51 am #124574
Yes I am referring to the straighten slider. The straighten tool works fine. When you slide the slider back the image doesn’t go back to its previous position (least zoom with no black edges). Nevertheless it would be much more convenient if you where be able to rotate the picture directly in the crop tool (rotate the cropped selection).
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