opening *.MRW files

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Robi, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Robi

    Robi Guest


    Got Minolta Dimage 7Hi and took some test images is RAW format. The pics
    came out with an extension *.MRW accompanied with another file of *.THM.

    Okay... now, *.thm are thumbnails but how to open *.MRW files as I suppose
    'MRW' stands for Minolta RAW format!?

    Have tried with several graphic editors including PS v.7 but I haven't
    managed to open it. The only software that WOULD open it is a viewer that
    came with the camera (DiMAGEViewer), but that's just a viewer - I can't use
    it for editing.

    Any suggestions how to open it i.e. in PS?
    Robi, Apr 6, 2004
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  2. Robi

    Stan Guest

    Did your camera come with a CD & software? I think it should have. You
    need to use a RAW file editor, and, most likely the one that came with
    your camera. There are others around that you can buy, but since I
    don't use RAW, I can't be of much more help.

    * * * To reply, remove numbers from address.

    Stan, Apr 6, 2004
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  3. Robi

    RSD99 Guest

    A quick use of my "friendly local search engine" came up with over 4,000 "hits" on the
    search string

    Minolta RAW format

    In the first ten ... several were exactly what you need. Including

    A PhotoShop plug-in can be downloaded from

    You might also want to look at
    where you can download a command-line utility (great for batch files ...) to convert them
    to TIF files from

    Your local search engine really *is* your friend.
    RSD99, Apr 6, 2004
  4. Robi

    Robi Guest

    That's very helpful!
    Thanks, RSDWLA!!!

    Robi, Apr 6, 2004
  5. A Czech website?? Hope he has an English version...
    Larry CdeBaca, Apr 7, 2004
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