A simple way to develop RAF files to TIFF using DCRAW on Windows

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A simple way to develop RAF files to TIFF using DCRAW on Windows
Jul 22, 2013

Hi everyone,

If you wish to give DCRAW a try but you don't like using a text interface, here is an easy way: Just drag a RAF file on a desktop icon and the TIFF is returned in the same directory where the RAF file is.


1. Download dcraw...exe from http://www.centrostudiprogressofotografico.it/en/dcraw/

2. Copy the .exe file to some directory. I use '\opt\bin' to store .exe files.

3. Make a shortcut on the desktop (right-click dcraw...exe and cl7ck 'send to/desktop(create shortcut)').

4. Right click on the shortcut and click 'properties'.

5. Click the 'shortcut'"tab in the properties window. Paste the following line in the 'target' box.

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c c:\opt\bin\dcraw-9.19-ms-32-bit.exe -6 -T -w +M -o 1 -q 3 -H 3

That's it for the setup.

To convert a RAF file to a 16-bit TIFF file, just drag the RAF file to the desktop dcraw shortcut icon (or copy and paste if you prefer).

The TIFF file is left in the same directory as the RAF file.

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