“If you have a digital SLR or other high-quality digital camera,
you have probably noticed that the photos stored on it are not just
simple JPEGs. High-end cameras offer the RAW file format, which
stores the unmodified data from the cameras sensors. This means no
quality is lost, and you can get 100% clarity out of your pictures.
Many cameras also offer 12 bit and 16 bit colourspaces.
Unfortunately, GIMP doesn’t support these colourspaces and also
cannot handle LCMS colour schemes…”