"The easiest way to sound like a professional when you talk
about photography these days is to grumble about the deficiencies
of RAW file converters. The ability to save pictures in RAW format
rather than JPEG or TIFF is what distinguishes a "pro level" camera
from a consumer device. But rather than mentioning your camera's
specs outright, the shrewd move is the heavy sigh followed by
lamentations about your tireless search for the perfect software to
properly manipulate your beautiful work. Let's take a look at how
to do it using Linux and open source.
"For starters, it is important to understand just what is meant
by the term 'RAW image file...'"