[Shotwell] Exporting Images
anthony at thephotographyenthusiast.com
Sat Dec 4 09:36:42 PST 2010
I recently installed Shotwell, and I like it a lot. Great job! I would like
to use it as the main part of my photography workflow, but I have a couple
The color profile in my camera is set to Adobe RGB, but I shoot in RAW. I'm
assuming the color profile is only applied to the thumbnail in the RAW.
I import all my photos into Shotwell as the first step in my workflow. It is
very fast and allows me to filter my images quite quickly. What I usually do
after filtering the photos is open the good ones in RawStudio and export to
TIFF, and then make all my edits in GIMP. I would love to skip the RawStudio
step and export directly from Shotwell.
What has me a little confused is how Shotwell exports to PNG and JPEG. Does
it apply any color profile by default?
Normally I export from RawStudio to TIFF because it is lossless. I could
export to PNG from Shotwell because I believe this is lossless as well. The
problem for me is that when I open the exported PNG in GIMP, it doesn't ask
me if I want to convert the color profile (like it does with the RawStudio
TIFF), which leads me to believe there isn't one in the PNG.
Basically, what I want to know is, can I still have a color managed workflow
with the following steps: shooting in RAW (sRGB); using Shotwell to export
to PNG; editing in GIMP (sRGB); and sending it to the photo lab (sRGB)?
Is there a plan to add the ability to export to tiff with an embedded color
profile, and if so, when?
P.S. - My current workflow in outlined on my blog -
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