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Some interpolation methods

Some interpolation methods are based on proper lightness calculation. For these methods, demosaic w/o prior white balance will provide wrong (and visually very bad) results.
Also, data scaling in desirable to lower rounding errors.

Anyway, you may create your own dcraw_process() call without steps that are unnecessary to you. In LibRaw's dcraw_process() there is no way to skip pre-interpolations steps (scale_colors, pre_interpolate) /and after-interpolation convert_to_rgb() is also always executed).

Alternatively, you may fix all processing params via user_* variables.

-- Alex Tutubalin @LibRaw LLC