LibRaw  0.20.2
About: LibRaw is a library for reading RAW files obtained from digital photo cameras (CRW/CR2, NEF, RAF, DNG, and others).
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Library for reading and processing of RAW digicam images

LibRaw is a library for reading RAW files from digital photo cameras (CRW/CR2, NEF, RAF, DNG, MOS, KDC, DCR, etc, virtually all RAW formats are supported).

It pays special attention to correct retrieval of data required for subsequent RAW conversion.

The library is intended for embedding in RAW converters, data analyzers, and other programs using RAW files as the initial data.

LibRaw library, Copyright © 2008-2020 LibRaw LLC ( The library includes source code from

 dcraw.c, Dave Coffin's raw photo decoder
 Copyright 1997-2018 by Dave Coffin, dcoffin a cybercom o net

LibRaw is distributed for free under two different licenses:

  • GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1

You may use one of these licensing modes and switch between them.

If you modify LibRaw source and made your changes public, you should accept both two licensing modes for your changes/additions.