as you know I'm still on my way in promoting ExifTool and this weekend I had a
little bit time to program.
As a proof of concept I programmed a new kfile_rawimage- and
rawimage_thumbnail service using ExifTool in KDE.
For security reasons I did not use ExifTool as a script but feeding libperl
with a Perl program in C++ using the Image::ExifTool Perl library.
Speed impact is not as bad as I thought at the beginning but this has also
something to do, that the original kcamerarawplugin from kdegraphics uses
temp files I do not need with ExifTool. For single file handling its really
ok and thumbnails are cached anyway.
When I compare my kfile_rawimage with kfile_jpeg I see, that using ExifTool is
nearly the same straight forward than using the old and not more up-to-date
Watching this service in action please look the screenshot at
http://forum.ebv4linux.de/download.php?id=215 As you can see the new code supports the rotation flag and thumbnail
generating of RAW files.
If I know how to handle mimetype magic and deinstallation of the old mimetype
handler I can publish the code as a kdevelop project.