there´s one item on my whishlist ... which did not find it´s way into B5.2.3 (I understand well that this is not high prio !), but maybe with the transition to ASP there is a smart guy, digging already at the right place in the code .... easy to implement ?!
org. thread in bibble-forum: prescale RAW images before processing ?
<< copy from bibble-forum >>
maybe my idea/question seems stupid to anybody who knows all the details about RAW+image processing, but to me it looks like a real option that could be considered.
The cam (EOS 60D, 18MPixel) produces much more information (pixels) then I need in 99% of my images due to several reasons.
-- imperfect lense
-- high ISO shooting ... noise eating details
-- blurred image due to moving object/camera @ to slow shutter speed
-- presentation size is e.g. full-HD (1920x1080) which is much less then 18 MPixel !
Tried using mRAW (10MPixel) ... but until now I struggle with THIS
issue. Thus I stick at full size RAW which is much slower in processing than mRAW, especially with NN and several other plugins enabled !
So my idea is to scale the image down (maybe just by fixed factors of 2, 3, 4 ...) before all these intensive filters start working.
As I remember Raw Therapee 2.4.x had this feature (but I think in RT 3.x they removed it, why ?) and I really liked it since it speeds up everything.
Also sharpening can be better adjusted when viewing the desired output size, not the 100% of the 18MPixel.
The only processing tool I know which has such a feature is Photivo (which unfortunately is pretty unstable and has some other issues).
Is there a chance to do some prescaling in Bibble 5.2.2 ?
If not, is there a certain reason why this should NOT be done ?
If there is no real reason against it, could it be implemented as a plugin ?
If yes, is there anybody out there who could do it ?
O.K., I know I could convert the RAW to a scaled TIFF and then work on this .... but that´s complicated (create additional file, etc.) and not a real workflow, just wastes disk space.