CHDK for A590IS and RAW processing
For the past two days I have worked hard to learn about CHDK for my A590IS. I'm learning some and becoming more impressed with the capabilities. I am trying to figure out how to work with the RAW files. Initially, I discovered the difficulties with processing the CRW files. I couuld not import CRW into Adobe. Since I use GIMP, I first tried UFRaw but was disappointed in not having sharpening correction and it was not perfectly stable as an input to GIMP. I experimented with having CHDK save the raw files as DNG, but the 4 second or longer wait time to complete the process is a bit disconcerting. Today I downloaded and installed Rawtherapee. Initially, I am amazed at the variety of controls, sliders and options. Is this program really this good? Is processing the CRW file in Rawtherapee yielding a JPEG file as good as getting a DNG file from CHDK into Adobe Camera Raw? Also, is Rawtherapee so complete that one never needs to send the jpeg result into GIMP, Photoshop, or whatever?