Is there a simple tool that will convert .cr2 files (Canon RAW) to .jpg?

I know Preview does it well but I'm looking for something directly accessible from the contextual menu.


You can make a custom workflow to do this as a Finder (or even system wide) service using Automator.

Look for the Change Type of Images action under Photos and then you just need to decide on your workflow - whether you save this as a service that can be activated by the contextual menu or perhaps make it into a drop folder so you can automate the next step of the process as well.

Automator showing picture conversion action

  • Err, @bmike, according to the description this doesn't work with RAW. – nohillside Dec 31 '12 at 15:43
  • I could have sworn it used to work with RAW despite it not being listed - RAW support is a pain point and if they listed RAW, lots of edge case formats would fail. Lemme dig a bit to see if I can be sure CR2 from canon will work seamlessly... There will be a tool, perhaps automator, but I better check. If you want to post a CR2 sample file (I'm a nikon guy mostly) - I'd test it for you... – bmike Dec 31 '12 at 15:51
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    I rest my case, it does work with Canon RAW as input. – nohillside Dec 31 '12 at 15:54
  • It Works great ! I just can't find how I convert the file in the same folder without replacing it. – Matthieu Riegler Dec 31 '12 at 16:45
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    Just got it. I used "Duplicate file" before converting it. Thx again ! – Matthieu Riegler Dec 31 '12 at 17:32

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