I'm aware this might be an "opinionated" question, but as I'm desperately looking for feedback on my opensource project rawson.js, I'm asking it here:
do you see a use case for a lightweight, browser-based raw previewer?
use cases I was thinking of:
quickly post a raw photo to a social network or photosharing service directly from your browser without having to start lightroom
safely open raw image files on guest computers (nothing is stored on disk, the browser cache is emptied automatically in anonymous mode)
a cross-platform raw previewer (picasa dropped linux support, so there is no common raw previewer on all OSes)
[UPDATE]: thanks for your feedback, here is the another important use case:
- integration into HTML5 Uploaders: instead of manually converting a raw to jpeg for upload in a html form, rawson.js could do this automatically to you. (you choose a raw file, it gets converted to jpeg before upload, only the jpeg data is uploaded then)
but I'm curious about your suggestions...