Folks, discovered phatch yesterday and it's a really great piece of easy to use software, that has produced great results for me on a batch of three hundred photos. It's so nice to find a top quality piece of photographic software that works under Linux.
The one thing missing from it from my perspective is support for Nikon's raw format .nef files. I had to first batch convert to .png format and then scale, sharpen, watermark and save. If I could do this straight from .nef format it would be fantastic.
I am guessing this is something missing from the python-imaging library, bu don't know for sure. There is .nef support with ufraw and dcraw under Linux, so maybe this would be of help?
Many thanks for some great software. I'll make a monetary donation as with or without raw support it's still very useful.