dcRAW-X for Mac OS X
Digital Camera RAW File Converter

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 dcraw.c.

Please Note: This is a Linear RAW converter, if you are not sure about what does "linear" mean, please refer to the post-processing section of this page.


Camera Model Supported

dcRAW-X currently supports over 120 digital cameras:

Canon
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

Casio
QV-3000EX, QV-3500EX, QV-4000, QV-5700, QV-2000UX, Exlim Pro 600

Creo
Leaf Valeo 22

Contax
N Digital

Creative
PC-CAM 600

Epson
R-D1

Fuji
FinePixS2Pro, FinePix S3Pro,FinePix S20Pro, FinePix S5000,FinePix S5100/S5500, FinePix S7000, FinePix F700, FinePix E550, FinePix F810

Imacom
Ixpress

Kodak
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

Konica
KD-400Z, KD-510Z

Leaf
Valeo 11, Valeo 22,Volare

Leica
Digilux 2

Minolta
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

Nikon
D1, D1H, D1X, D100, D2H, D70, E950, E990, E995, E2100, E2500, E3700, E4300, E4500, E5000, E5400, E5700, E8400, E8700, E8800

Olympus
E-1, E-10, E-20, E-300, C5050Z, C5060WZ, C8080WZ, C70Z, C7000Z

Panasonic
DMC-LC1

Pentax
*istD, *istDS, Optio S4, Optio S, Optio 33WR

Phase One
H10, H20, H25, LightPhase

Rollei
d530flex

Sigma
SD9, SD10 (See Note 1)

Sinar
12582980-byte

Sony
DSC-F828, DSC-V3

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.

System Requirements

  • 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.

Online Forum

Please feel free to post comments on dcRAW-X's online forum. (Many thanks to Mr. Adam Tow.)

http://www.tow.com/photo/coba/forum/viewboard.php?BoardID=12

Post Processing

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).

Software Download

You can download dcRAW-X 1.5.6 from here.

Register dcRAW-X

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: bryanchang@frostyplace.com.

Product News

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.