Thanks very much for your reply (sorry for the new question, I was unable to comment on your reply!).
Following your instructions, with a fresh download of ImageJ and the toolbox, unfortunately the error message now reads ‘Timeout – DCRAW doesn’t seem to have processed this file’. Is there anything I can do to process the file first so that the DCRaw import function will behave please?
Apologies for the inability to post a reply/comment – I think I’ve fixed that and modified the forum.
The timeout means DCRAW isn’t producing any output. What file format are you trying to open? Maybe you could send me a version to test myself? Also, make sure the RAW file is located somewhere where there isn’t weird system protection (the software needs full read/write access to the directory containing the RAW file). So try somewhere like “documents”.
i have the same problem “Timeot – dcraw doesn’t seem to have processed this file”. I refreshed the ImageJ and the micatools installation, i followed the guide’s instructions and i located Imagej in the Windows “C:UsersFrancescaDocuments”. I imported the micatoolbox in the plugins folders and the program seems to work. But when i try to upload a raw file with “DCRAW Import” the error message appears.
Then i tried to use “DCRAW Import” on a Mac where i refreshed ImageJ and the micatoolbox. In this case i have no problems and i can upload the raw file correctly.
I suppose that the file is ok, but i did something wrong in Windows.
Can you help me?
Thank you a lot
Ok – problem solved – it was because Callum was trying to load a JPG as a RAW image. Note that for JPGs you need to follow the non-linear image processing workflow – see the user guide.