Posted October 10, 2011 by Gavin Hoey in Articles

Instant JPEG from RAW

ijfrYou may or may not know that RAW files contain a hidden Jpeg files embedded within the RAW data. You see it when you review your images on the cameras LCD screen, which is all well and good, but why would you want to retrieve it?

Well if, like me, you need a quick way to turn a folder full of RAW images in to useable files for a client (on any non Photoshop user), then batch processing in Lightroom 3 is a painfully slow way to go. Trust me I know…

Step forward “Instant JPEG from RAW”. This free Windows/MAC program allows me to access and create JPEGS from a single RAW or an entire folder simply by right clicking and hitting Instant JPEG from RAW.

It’s super quick (think 60 seconds for around 500 images) and best of all it’s free. Just fill in the form at http://michaeltapesdesign.com/instant-jpeg-from-raw.html and they’ll email you the link instantly. I’m not sure how I managed to work without it.

Gavin Hoey