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How to Repair RAW file formats using Stellar Repair for Photo

  December 4, 2018    10044 views

Stellar Repair for Photo is one of a kind software that can repair corrupt or damaged RAW image files of popular DSLRs, camcorders and digicams of Canon, Sony, Nikon, Konica, Olympus etc

RAW images are uncompressed digital photos that take up significantly more disk space compared to JPEG images. However, they are high quality images, due to which photographers love to shoot in RAW file format. 

The Stellar photo repair software supports ARW, CR2, CRW, DNG, ERF, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAF, RW2, SR2, and SRF RAW file formats. In case of severely corrupt RAW files that are beyond repair, the software extracts the thumbnails out of it. 

Steps to repair RAW file formats using Stellar Repair for Photo

1.    Run Stellar Repair for Photo software on your computer.

                                                                Main interface of Stellar Repair for Photo

2.    On the main interface, click Add File to add RAW image files.
3.    Select Images dialog appears. Choose the location from where you want to select the image file. Click Open.                                                                                                              

4.    The selected images list appears. Click on Repair button to start the repairing process.

                                                           Selected corrupt images list appears

                                                        Repairing process progress bar

5.    Once the repairing process is complete, the Repair Complete dialog box appears. Click OK.

6.    The software repairs the RAW images and saves them in JPEG while it extracts thumbnails for severely corrupt RAW image files. You can Preview the repaired photos by clicking on the file. Click Save Repaired Files and save the photos at your desired location.

                                                                   Save the repaired RAW images in JPG format

7.    Select Folder dialog box appears. Select a location for saving image files and click OK.

The Repaired Files folder is automatically created at your chosen location. Click Here option lets you directly open the folder where the repaired files of RAW images are saved.


6 User Comments

Have your developers thought of adding a Log File so the user can see was repaired?.


James Hawkins


Stellar Support

Hi james,

Thank you for contacting Stellar Data recovery.

We have replied to your query over the email.

Warm Regards

Stellar Support

I recently purchased this programme to recover CR2 Corrupt files. It has not worked so far. Any ideas as to why?


Rose Kerin



Dear Rose,

We have sent an email to you to assist you in better way for CR2 recovery.

Your cooperation is highly appreciated.

Hey there! We purchased your project to recover some raw files. After waiting for the bar to fill during the repair, it takes us to an advanced repair and we can not move forward from there. Let us know what you can do to help


Kyle Williams



Dear Kyle,

Thank you for your comment.

We understand the inconvenience caused.

Unfortunately, we are not able to locate your order details. Kindly submit a ticket by using the below-mentioned link and our support team will surely assist you with this:

Your cooperation is highly appreciated.

Warm Regards,

Stellar Data Recovery


User Comments




Stellar Repair for Photo Stellar Repair for Photo software is the best DIY tool to repair corrupt or damaged photos. If your images appear distorted, split, blurred, pixelated, Stellar will help you resurrect your prized memories.

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