Darktable and the .CR3

Hi everyone.

Can someone explain to me why Rawtherapee supports .cr3 files and Darktable does not?

Thanks in advance.

RawTherapee uses code adapted from dcraw/libraw. Darktable uses a different library (rawspeed) which does not yet support decoding CR3 files.

Edit: in the meantime, you can use third party tools to convert your files to eg TIFF or DNG and edit them in Darktable.

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Ok, thanks for the clarification. Any idea when it will support it?

Can you tell me which linux programs convert cr3 files to dng files?


use free adobe converter to convert cr3 to dng (needs to use wine).

the “when” part is very dependent on developer’s resources.

See :


Thank you both for the clarifications and a special thanks to you, Aurélien Pierre, and to the whole community of developers who have been building such a useful, beautiful and pleasant program to use. :slightly_smiling_face:

Edit: I already installed Adobe DNG Converter and apparently everything is working fine. For those who are seeing this and don’t know how to install it here is the installation link: https://rawpedia.rawtherapee.com/How_to_convert_raw_formats_to_DNG

What settings do you use when converting to DNG? I am trying it out and having some issues.

I’m using the default settings of Adobe DNG Converter.

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