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RAWFileLAB - RAW File reader with non-intrusive DCRaw GUI (Nov. 2017)

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A fast, versatile RAW file loader plugin 


The optimal RAW file reader for Paint.NET:

  • Displays raw image metadata for the most recent raw image loaded into Paint.NET
  • User may set all options supported by DCRAW in the GUI after loading, so that it can be reloaded with changed DCRaw options.
  • Non-intrusive: Can be minized and will stay minimized between sessions.


  • Supports 23 raw file extensions - tested with samples from link at bottom
  • Raw files: .3fr, .arw, .cf2, .cr2, .crw, .dcr, .dng, .erf, .kdc, .mdc, .mef, .mos, .mrw, .nef, .nrw .orf, .pef, .raf, .raw, .rw2, .sr2, .srw, .x3f
  • Includes Nikon (.nrw), Aptus (.mos), Hasselblad (.3fr), Kodak (.kdc and .dcr), Panasonic (.rw2), Samsung (.srw), Minolta (.mdc)


  • Displays raw file metadata as default, DCRaw options in secondary tab
  • Makes sure Paint.NET is the active application after loading raw image.
  • Remembers window state, including minimized between sessions.





  • Get latest 64-bit dcraw.exe from the link below. Rename dcraw64.exe to dcraw.exe.
  • Copy dcraw.exe, RAWFile.dll and RAWFileLAB.exe into the FileTypes plugin folder.
  • FYI, the configuration files are saved in the <my documents>\ User Files\FileType Presets\RAWFile folder.




Edited by operamint
Updated version and source code

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