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RAWFileLAB - RAW File reader with non-intrusive GUI (Dec. 2018)

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Fast RAW file importer plugin for Paint.NET 

  • User can optionally adjust all input settings supported by DcRaw in the GUI, and reload image with modified DCRaw settings.
  • Displays raw image metadata for the last raw image loaded into Paint.NET
  • Non-intrusive: GUI can optionally be started minized.


  • 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)

Changes  (minor update)

  • Added "Start minimized" checkbox (on About tab), instead of remembering window state from last session.
  • Updated .Net framework compability


  • Displays raw file metadata as default, DCRaw options in secondary tab
  • Makes sure Paint.NET is the active application after loading raw image.




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



Edited by operamint
Updated version and source code

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On 05/06/2016 at 2:07 AM, operamint said:

FYI, the configuration files are saved in the <my documents>\ User Files\FileType Presets\RAWFile folder.


Love the plugin, but I hate apps that clutter up the Docs folder. The Docs folder is for my docs only! Can you please update the plugin to save in a system approved location for settings, such as %LocalAppData%? Thanks!


Edit: I see that %LocalAppData%\Paint.NET already exists, so how about %LocalAppData%\Paint.NET\FileTypes?

Edited by stan

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