The program RawPreviewExtractor is intended to extract the JPEG previews contained in RAW files:

  • All RAW formats that have embedded JPEG previews are supported.
  • The RAW files remain intact and are in no way “stripped” of their embedded previews.
  • The preview is extracted “as-is” (in particular: if the preview doesn’t have an EXIF block, there will be no EXIF block in the extracted file).
  • Only JPEG previews are extracted; other formats (Bitmap, HEIC) are not supported.
  • Some RAW files (Cinema-DNG, images taken with some mobile phones and some action cameras) lack embedded previews, and therefore nothing will be extracted from them.

Inspired by Thom Hogan: he gently hinted that the old solutions are slowly falling off, which means a new one is NECESSARY.

Version 0.2

We offer for your attention the first public release (0.2 is quick-fixed 0.1); its aim is to gather user feedback and implement the most frequently-appearing requests.

System requirements

  • Windows: Windows 7...11, 64-bit, we assume a monitor that is no less than 1200x800
  • Mac: macOS 10.12 – 12.0

Download Links


We would be very happy to hear from our users via:


  • 2021-10-22: Version 0.2, Minimal EXIF block with Orientation tag created to handle portrait orientation
  • 2021-10-21: Version 0.1, 1st public release


It just works. Excellent!
.CR3 and .RAF

Мгновенно все происходит. Очень Понравилось.

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