Ideas... Any idea box somewhere ?

I wonder wether someone ever imagined to do the raw decoding on a GPU. As graphics card have tremendeous processing power barely used when doing "just" photo processing... And we might be able to get raw images decoded in no time !

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*Decoding* process is very

*Decoding* process is very simple and limited to file (disk) bandwidth.

Postprocessing (demosaicing, color conversion, noise suppression etc) is another story. GPU may help a lot. On the other side, only very good quality postprocessing code should be accelerated, there is no need to very fast and very bad postprocessing. We think, that current LibRaw postprocessing implementation is bad enough....

-- Alex Tutubalin