I would like to hand in a DNG or other RAW file to CameraRaw (from a program I am writing) and ask for the resulting TIFF after applying the settings present in the xml sidecar. How can I do this?
Have you looked into scripting Bridge?
Also, have you considered Lightroom? A plugin could do it there.
How about Photoshop droplets?
(I don't *think* ACR can be exercised without at least one of the above-mentioned contexts).
from a program I am writing
Is it legal?
The reason I am trying to do this is that the DNG Profile Editor does not currently support the latest Lightroom/CameraRaw and therefore is limiting what it can do.
I don't know if that is ilegal. Why should it be?