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HowTo: Open RAW files in GIMP Portable with UFRaw plug-in

Submitted by gocyclones on January 20, 2007 - 10:52am

I spent some time figuring out how to get RAW files opening in GIMP Portable. This is what I've got to work.

  • Prep
  • Download UFRaw - Direct download of Windows for dummies install -

  • Install
  • I installed this onto my Windows box into a temporary location.
    Copy the files D:\UFRAW\bin\* to Portable:\PortableApps\GIMPPortable\gimp\bin\
    Copy the files D:\UFRaw\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins\* to Portable:\PortableApps\GIMPPortable\gimp\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins\

  • Clean up
  • Uninstall UFRaw from Windows

  • Running plug-in
  • Start up Portable GIMP -> You should see it load the UFRaw plugin in the splash screen.
    Open up a RAW file using the file open dialogue. It should pop up the UFRaw app and allow you to modify the RAW file.

I did run into a couple of crashes, but was able to modify the WB etc. The only Tab that was causing problems was the "Corrections" Tab that allows for correction of the saturation.

Let me know if you have any questions...


...the location you gave is wrong, nothing to worry about here's the right path for those who didn't find:

And thank you for the tip-off, It's a long time I was trying to make it run to open my nef files.


Not that it's a huge deal, but that is really how mine is layed out.


Have made a quick check, and what I've found is that the Gimp version from John T. Haller actually has an "App" folder containing three subfolders, so I'm not wrong.
But I tried out another Portable Gimp from French and the layout seems to be the same as yours Smiling
The only important thing is to make it run.