Using Panasonic DMC-FZ7. I can read the SD card from a card adapter on a USB port, and I can read the same images in jpeg format from a direct connection to the
camera. The camera is supposed to be able to create TIFF images, and when I queried Panasonic help, they said I needed a computer program that could read TiFF
images. Somewhere along the way, I saw that I would have to connect the camera to the computer to read the TIFF images, so i have done that.
I have installed dcraw, which is supposed to be able to read all kinds of digital cameras, but I can't even read the .jpg files with it. I don't know how. I have looked at the
man page for dcraw, but it didn't enlighten me. I have also downloaded flPhoto, Fotoxx Image Editor, CTKam, ImageMagic, and UFRaw. UF raw can print a list of pictures
(as "raw jpeg") but says it cannot decode. ImageMagic can open the jpeg files. GTCam set to "detect" model says "could not initialize camera".
Fotoxx will "synchronize" the images, and then read them--all .jpg. flPhoto doesn't seem to work at all--I put in the path, but nothing happens after that.
Note: I am not certain that the camera actually saved any of the photos in TIFF format as well as jpeg, altho the manual says it makes TIFF at the same time as jpeg.
Altho I have been a moderately advanced amateur photographer for 60 years, I am new to digital photography, and I may not be using the camera correctly.
So I am open to any and all suggestions, help, whatever. Thanx in advance to anyone brave enough to step in here!