The Rawshooter application installs flawlessly and once started it asks for your registration details to send to a back end server on the internet. This part fails, but then it does this on my Windows installation too - I think they may have switched off the registration server. You will be prompted to register however every time you start the application but just let the registration fail and you can proceed with using the software.
All major functions so far appear to work on my Fedora 7 installation including the edit functions for individual photos and batch conversion. Full screen mode works fine and I am also pleased with the converted pictures.
Please note that the application did not start working until a bug was fixed in the 0.9.44 release - it used to complain about not being able to locate "Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls" in 0.9.43. All fixed now though in 0.9.44 (compiled manually as, at time of writing, this version is not available via yum/pirut).
Most functions have been tested
What does not
A few minor niggles:
1) The tooltips do not appear when you hover the mouse over the icons. Some of the icons in this application are a bit esoteric hence it takes a bit of getting used to...
2) The only way I can choose an application to show the "converted" images is by creating a symbolic link to the application I want but with a ".exe" suffix. I don't think this is a Wine issue but something coded into the application i.e. it looks for "something.exe". Hence I had to do e.g. the following (as root):
ln -s firefox firefox.exe
and then select "firefox.exe" as the application to automatically open in Rawshooter.
3) User guide does not open but then this is just a PDF document and it can be opened direct from the Wine programs menu.
4) Rawshooter complains that it cannot find a "monitor profile" when it starts and therefore defaults to sRGB IEC61966-2.1. No idea if monitor profiles can be emulated under Wine though!
What was not tested
Linking to the forums.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Fedora 7||Sep 11 2007||0.9.44.||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 30 2006||0.9.9.||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
Essentials 2006 was based on the 1.02 version of RawShooter that has never quite worked in Wine. For some reason, they had decided to include some kind of copy protection.
The only version I can suggest to use is the original 1.0 release with Wine 0.9.6. Everything from there on went downhill.
I've also given up using RS as the development team was acquired by Adobe and thus the product itself isn't under any active development anymore.
Sad to see a great tool go, but honestly, Lightroom does so much more, with the exception of running on Linux...