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Simply upload your PEF files and click the convert button. You can also batch convert PEF to PNG format.
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, look for the icon).
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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.
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
Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is a raster-based file type that compresses images for portability. PNG images can have RGB or RGBA colors and support transparency, which makes them perfect for use in icons, or graphic designs. PNG also supports animations with better transparency (try our GIF to APNG). The benefits of using PNG are Plus, PNG is an open format that uses lossless compression.
Generally, PNG files will open in your operating system’s default image viewer. PNG files are also easily viewable on all web browsers. If you are having trouble opening PNG files, use our PNG to JPG, PNG to WebP, or PNG to BMP converters.
Alternative programs such as GIMP or Adobe Photoshop are useful for opening and editing PNG files. PNG files are a bit larger than other file types, so exercise caution when adding them to a web page. One interesting feature of PNG files is the ability to create transparency in the image, particularly a transparent background.
Developed by: PNG Development Group
Initial Release: 1 October 1996
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