PEF Converter

Convert PEF files online for free.



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How to Convert a PEF file?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button to select your PEF files.
  2. Then select a target format and click the "Convert" button
  3. Once the conversion finishes, click the "Download" button to save the file.

Convert Any File

FreeConvert supports 500+ file formats. Simply upload your PEF files and select a popular file format to convert them to. Easily share your PEF files (in a widely supported format) after conversion.

Best Quality

We use both open-source and custom software to make sure our conversions are of the highest quality. In most cases, you can fine-tune conversion parameters using “Advanced Settings” (optional).

Free & Secure

Our PEF converter is free and works on any web browser. We guarantee file security and privacy. Files are protected with 256-bit SSL encryption and automatically deleted after a few hours.


Pentax Electronic File (PEF) is a raw image file format produced by Pentax digital cameras, which stores an unedited and uncompressed image. The benefit of working with a raw image is that it provides high-quality images, the ability to recover information, ease in making corrections, and many other advantages and benefits

How to open a PEF file?

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation provides PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory software, which is the default for opening PEF. Another common program for viewing PEF is PENTAX PHOTO Browser. A non-Pentax program for opening PEF is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Many other programs can open this file type successfully. For both Microsoft Windows and macOS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom works well for opening and converting PEF. On Linux/Unix, darktable is open source, cross-platform, and free. PEF is usually converted to Adobe Digital Negative Raw Image (DNG), Tagged Image File Format (PEF to TIFF), JPG (PEF to JPEG), or Portable Network Graphics (PEF to PNG) file formats.

Developed by: Ricoh Imaging Company, LTD.

Initial Release: May 2006


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