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Panasonis's new RAW format

Hi Folks,

IT appears that Panasonic's RW2 RAW format cannot be read by GIMP (which I suspect means it cannot be read by anything not produced by Panasonic just now); does anyone out there have any suggestions?



GIMP itself doesn't read any RAW formats, the plug-in is provided by UFRaw ( It isn't obvious from your post whether you knew this.

UFRaw uses dcraw, and there's a huge list of other decoders listed on that site:

Hi Folks, Thanks for advice. Unfortunately UFRAW cannot read them it complains of "corrupt data near [hex-address]...

So I'm stumped for now...


Same for me: ...UFRAW cannot read them it complains of "corrupt data near [hex-address]...


Can not wait for the Panasonic LX5 raw format to be supported. Great little camera and this would make it the complete package. Also means I by learning one application can do my Canon raw manipulation as well.


New release of UFRAW released. It reads the panasonic LX5 raw format file now !!!!!! GREAT

From the ( I found the following:

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Comment: Support Panasonic LX5

Support for the Panasonic LX5 is in the UFRaw cvs repository and will be included in the next release. Regards, Niels Kristian.

2011-01-03 17:41:52 UTC by nkbj
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So we have to wait until next release.

It really useful for me. Thanks you for the reply.

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