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NEW: Version 2.56 of MetaRaw is now available

MetaRaw extends the functionality of the Adobe Camera Raw plugin in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. It lets you open camera raw files with Adobe Camera Raw, which are normally not supported by it, and allows applying Adobe Camera Raw to image layers. In Photoshop Elements MetaRaw provides automatic lens correction and chromatic aberration removal features for Adobe Camera Raw. Additionally MetaRaw includes its own raw converter, which has several advantages over Adobe Camera Raw.


New in Version 2

  • Support for UI Scaling and HiDPI
  • Thumbnail preview and EXIF data display of raw files
  • Progress bar on the MetaRaw progress window
  • MetaRaw Converter offers faster raw file conversion with sharper details, high ISO fine grain and less artifacts.
  • The sharpening and color noise reduction features in Camera Raw are now automatically activated when using MetaRaw Converter.
  • New "JPEG Extractor" feature that extracts jpeg data from raw files if the raw file is not recognized by any of the three raw converters.
  • New "Camera Raw Smart Object" feature for converting normal layers into a smart object that can be edited with Camera Raw.
  • Raw Correction feature for correcting color and cropping problems of unknown future raw file formats
  • Support for the raw files of more than 300 new cameras



  • Open raw files with Adobe Camera Raw that are normally not supported by it
  • Apply Adobe Camera Raw as a filter in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements
  • Create smart objects that can be edited with Adobe Camera Raw
  • Apply automatic lens corrections and remove chromatic aberration with Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop Elements 10 and higher
  • Choose between Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe DNG Converter and MetaRaw's own converter for opening camera raw files. If one of them does not support a certain raw file, one of the others is used automatically.
  • Automatically process the output of the Adobe DNG Converter and the MetaRaw Converter with Adobe Camera Raw
  • Advantages of the MetaRaw Converter:
    • Produces images that are up to 0.4 megapixel larger than those of Adobe Camera Raw
    • Is able to open raw files from unknown future cameras (even without an update)
    • Supports 280 camera models and 13 raw file extensions that are not supported by the latest version of Adobe Camera Raw
    • Produces images with better details and less moire than Adobe Camera and DNG Converter with its "Very High" or "High (Moire Removal)" settings
    • Produces more natural looking images than Adobe Camera Raw from cameras with an Fujifilm X-Trans sensor
    • Preserves more shadow and highlight details at default settings than Adobe Camera Raw
    • Produces more natural skin colors in some cases
    • Its output looks quite similar to Adobe Camera Raw
  • Option to open raw images in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements without displaying the Camera Raw dialog


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