How to Batch Convert RAW, CR2, and NEF to Jpeg Image in Photoshop

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How to mass convert photos taken in RAW, CR2, and NEF format to a jpg format in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge? Unlike most image viewer which requires a simple right click to do the conversion, converting from RAW to Jpeg is slightly different, not difficult but different. Here’s a simple step by step tutorial:

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  • Step 1 – Launch Adobe Bridge, go to ‘Tools’
  • Step 2 – Select ‘Photoshop’ and then ‘Image Processor…’
  • Step 3 – Photoshop will automatically launched, and a dialog box will appear, choose the settings and click ‘Run’

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  • Step 1 – In Adobe Photoshop, go to ‘File’
  • Step 2 – Select ‘Script’
  • Step 3 – Choose ‘Image Processor’

This is the easiest and fastest method we have found, using other image viewer software such as ACDsee or IrfanViewer might or might not work. Photoshop is the best bet if you already own the software.

This simple tutorial works on any latest format, even those from Nikon and Canon. If it doesn’t, perhaps it is time to update your Photoshop.


5 comments on “How to Batch Convert RAW, CR2, and NEF to Jpeg Image in Photoshop

  1. macbook
    macbook April 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    thanks for this amazing Converting RAW to JPEG tutorial… awesome, save me tons of time!

  2. olsen
    olsen April 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    How to Convert RAW Files to Tiff or JPEG?

  3. Robert Lim
    Robert Lim April 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    what is the difference between RAW vs. JPEG?

  4. Sarah Perez
    Sarah Perez April 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Personally I use Irfanview to batch convert RAW files to jpgs. perhaps the best freeware for viewing photos

  5. Adam Pash
    Adam Pash April 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    FastStone Image Viewer can batch processing to convert/rename large or small collections of images… do it give a try. anyway, great tutorial.

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