dcRAW-X is a robust batch converter which
helps Mac OS X users to post-process digital pictures that were shoot in "raw" format. This program is based on Dave Coffin's Linux command line tool
Please Note: This is a Linear RAW converter, if you are not sure about what does "linear" mean, please refer to the
section of this page.
Camera Model Supported
dcRAW-X currently supports over 120 digital cameras:
PowerShot 600, PowerShot A5, PowerShot A5 Zoom, PowerShot A50, PowerShot Pro70, PowerShot Pro90 IS, PowerShot G1, PowerShot G2, PowerShot G3, PowerShot G5, , PowerShot G6, PowerShot S30, PowerShot S40, PowerShot S45, PowerShot S50, PowerShot S70, PowerShot Pro1, EOS D30, EOS D60, EOS 10D, EOS 20D, EOS 300D/Digital Rebel, EOS-1D, EOS-1DS, D2000C, EOS-1D Mark II,EOS 1Ds Mark II
QV-3000EX, QV-3500EX, QV-4000, QV-5700, QV-2000UX, Exlim Pro 600
Leaf Valeo 22
FinePixS2Pro, FinePix S3Pro,FinePix S20Pro, FinePix S5000,FinePix S5100/S5500, FinePix S7000, FinePix F700, FinePix E550, FinePix F810
DC20, DC25, DC40, DC50, DC120, DCS315C, DCS330C, DCS420, DCS460, DCS460A, DCS520C, DCS560C, DCS620C, DCS620X, DCS660C, DCS660M, DCS720X, DCS760C, DCS760M, EOSDCS1, EOSDCS3B, NC2000F, ProBack, PB645C, PB645H, PB645M, DCS Pro 14n, DCS Pro 14nx, DCS Pro SLR/c, DCS Pro SLR/n
Valeo 11, Valeo 22,Volare
DiMAGE 5, DiMAGE 7, DiMAGE 7i, DiMAGE 7Hi, DiMAGE A1, DiMAGE A2, DiMAGE A200, DiMAGE G400, DiMAGE G500, DiMAGE G600, DiMAGE Z2, DYNAX/MAXXUM 7D
D1, D1H, D1X, D100, D2H, D70, E950, E990, E995, E2100, E2500, E3700, E4300, E4500, E5000, E5400, E5700, E8400, E8700, E8800
E-1, E-10, E-20, E-300, C5050Z, C5060WZ, C8080WZ, C70Z, C7000Z
*istD, *istDS, Optio S4, Optio S, Optio 33WR
H10, H20, H25, LightPhase
(See Note 1)
Sigma SD9 has several image output modes, pictures taken with High Res mode will need to be resized (2x) vertically after converted by dcRAW-X. A PhotoShop action module is provided with the software package.
A fast PowerPC Macintosh computer with lots of memory, running Mac OS X 10.2 or newer version of the Mac OS X.
One of the digital camera listed above.
Please feel free to post comments on dcRAW-X's online forum. (Many thanks to Mr. Adam Tow.)
Here are some tips for you to integrate dcRAW-X into your existing workflow:
PSD format output files are "linear", which means when opening the files in PhotoShop, your first impression would most likely to be "too dark". However this is exactly how the linear files should be. You will need to make some adjustments to the images to make them "look right".
A quick and dirty way to adjust the brightness level , is to set the output brightness value in dc RAW to be 5.0 or higher. Expect to spend some time on finding out the ideal value for your own camera model.
However the right way to do it, is to assign a custom camera color profile to the linear file. If you don't have the equipment to create a color profile for your camera, there are web sites on the net that provide camera color profiles for various makes and models(sometimes for a fee).
You can download dcRAW-X 1.5.6 from
dcRAW-X is Shareware, costs $15 USD and can be registered via Paypal. Unregistered copy of dcRAW-X is fully functional, but it can only convert 3 files at a time. Please support the author by register the software!
We currently accept credit card or PayPal payment. Please go to the
dcRAW-X register page
for additional information.
Contact the Author
For comments, suggestions or bug reports, please send email to:
January 30, 2005
dcRAW-X 1.5.6 is now available. This new release added RAW export support for several new digital cameras. Images taken with FUJI SuperCCD cameras will be rotated 45 degrees automatically. The source was compiled with dcraw.c (1.233)
November 21, 2004
dcRAW-X 1.5.5 added RAW export support for 15 more digital cameras, the core was compiled with dcraw.c (1.215)
May 22, 2004
dcRAW-X 1.5.4 added support for total 24 new DSLRs, 8-megapixel digital cameras and other digital cameras.
February 8, 2004
dcRAW-X 1.5.3 provided automatic white balance function and added the support for Sony DSC-F828, Pentax Optio S4, Olympus E-1 and other several new digital cameras.
October 29, 2003
dcRAW-X 1.5.2 provided Mac OS X 10.3 Panther compatibility, added support for Fuji FinePix S7000, Minolta A1, Nikon CoolPix 2100, Pentax *ist D, and bug fix for Kodak 645M ProBack.
September 21, 2003
dcRAW-X 1.5.1 has a dded support for Canon EOS 300D, Fuji FinePix S5000, F700, Nikon D2H, and Rollei d530flex.
July 4, 2003
Beta tests completed, dcRAW-X 1.5 has decleared GM! You can find the final release from the download section.
June 15, 2003
dcRAW-X Beta 2 posted.
May 27, 2003
dcRAW-X Beta 1 is released. Several features were disabled in beta 1 because of a major AppleScript performance bug was found at the last moment.