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Rawstudio – read and manipulate RAW images from digital camera

Rawstudio is an open source raw-image converter.

Rawstudio can read and convert RAW-photos from many different cameras, including Nikon and Canon. Rawstudio uses dcraw.

It has a graphical user interface, so you can simply open a RAW file and experiment with the controls to see how they effect the image. Rawstudio has a very simple architecture which is optimized for ease of use and therefore should be intuitive to most photographers.

Features include:

  • Intuitive GTK+ interface.
  • Reads all dcraw supported formats.
  • Internal 16 bit rgb.
  • Color management using Little CMS.
  • Batch processing.
  • Various post-shot controls (white balance, saturation and exposure compensation among others).
  • Realtime histogram.
  • Exposure mask.
  • Cropping.
  • Straighten.
  • Easy sorting of images.
  • Fullscreen mode for better overview.
  • XML settings cache.
  • Basic EXIF-reading.
  • Tethered shooting.
  • Automatic distortion correction.
  • Batch uploading is supported for Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, and Facebook photo albums.
  • Built-in tag editor with the tags stored in EXIF metadata.
  • Hot or dead pixel removal – Rawstudio identifies and removes these pixels which are caused when a SLR sensor fails.
  • Supports DNG Color Profiles (DCPs).
  • Optimized for and SSE and SSE2 (detected runtime) and fully multithreaded.

Support: Blog
Developer: Robert Quattlebaum, Adrian Bentley and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


Rawstudio is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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