RAW Image Processing

You can process RAW or Compact RAW images with the camera to create JPEG or HEIF images. The RAW images remain the same as when captured, so you can adjust the processing conditions to create multiple JPEGs or HEIFs.

You can also use Digital Photo Professional (EOS software) to process RAW images.


  • Processing into HEIF is not available for RAW or Compact RAW images captured with expanded ISO speed (L or H).
  1. Select [Playback: RAW image processing].

  2. Select an option, then select images.

    • You can select multiple images to process at once.

    Select images

    • Turn the Quick control dial dial to select an image to process, then press the Quick Control/Set button.
    • Press the MENU button.

    Select range

    • Select the first image (start point).
    • Next, select the last image (end point). A checkmark [Check] will be appended to all the images within the range between first and last images.
    • To process other images, repeat this step.
    • Press the MENU button.
  3. Set the desired processing conditions.

    Use shot settings

    • Images are processed using image settings at the time of capture.
    • Images captured with [Shooting: HDR PQ settings] set to [Enable] are processed to create HEIFs, and images captured with this function set to [Disable] are processed to create JPEGs.

    Set up processing→JPEG/Set up processing→HEIF

    • Use Cross keys to select an item.
    • Turn the Main dial or Quick control dial dial to switch the setting.
    • Press the Quick Control/Set button to access the function setting screen.
    • To reset the settings, press the Erase button and select [OK] after a confirmation message is displayed.

    Comparison screen

    • You can switch between the [After change] and [Shot settings] screens by pressing the INFO button and turning the Quick control dial dial.
    • Items in orange on the [After change] screen have been modified since the time of capture.
    • Press the MENU button to return to the processing conditions screen.
  4. Save.

    • When using [Set up processing→JPEG] or [Set up processing→HEIF], select [Save and exit] (Save).
    • Read the message and select [OK].
    • To process other images, select [Yes] and repeat steps 2–4.
  5. Select the image to display.

    • Select [Original image] or [Processed img.].
    • Your selected image is displayed.

Magnified View

You can magnify images displayed for [Set up processing→JPEG] or [Set up processing→HEIF] by pressing the Magnify or reduce button. The magnification ratio varies depending on the [Image quality] setting. With Cross keys, you can scroll around the magnified image.

To cancel the magnified view, press the Magnify or reduce button again.


  • Results of processing with [Digital Lens Optimizer] set to [High] are only applied in magnified view. Results are not applied in normal display.

Processing Images with Specified Aspect Ratios

JPEG or HEIF images at the specified aspect ratio are created when you process RAW images shot with [Shooting: StillsCropping/aspect ratio] () set to [1:1 (aspect ratio)], [4:3 (aspect ratio)], or [16:9 (aspect ratio)].

RAW Image Processing Options

  • Brightness adjustment Brightness adjustment

    You can adjust the image brightness up to ±1 stop in 1/3-stop increments.

  • White Balance White balance ()

    You can select the white balance. Selecting [Auto white balance] enables you to select [Auto: Ambience priority] or [Auto: White priority]. If you select [Color temperature], you can set the color temperature.

  • Picture Style Picture Style ()

    You can select the Picture Style. You can adjust the sharpness, contrast, and other parameters.

    [Auto], [User-defined 1], [User-defined 2], and [User-defined 3] are not available when [Set up processing→HEIF] is set.

  • Clarity Clarity ()

    You can adjust clarity in a range of –4 to +4.

    Not available when [Set up processing→HEIF] is set.

  • Auto Lighting Optimizer Auto Lighting Optimizer ()

    You can specify Auto Lighting Optimizer details.

  • High ISO Speed Noise Reduction High ISO speed NR ()

    You can set the noise reduction processing for high ISO speeds. If the effect is difficult to discern, magnify the image ().

  • FineLarge Image quality ()

    You can set the image quality when creating a JPEG or HEIF image.

  • Color Space Color space ()

    You can select either sRGB or Adobe RGB. Since the camera screen is not compatible with Adobe RGB, the difference in the image will hardly be perceptible when either color space is set.

    [HDR PQ] is displayed when [Set up processing→HEIF] is set but is not an option for selection.

  • Lens Aberration Correction Lens aberr correction

    • Peripheral Illumination Correction Peripheral illum corr ()

      A phenomenon that makes the image corners look darker due to the lens characteristics can be corrected. If [Enable] is set, the corrected image will be displayed. If the effect is difficult to discern, magnify the image () and check the four corners. Less correction is applied than for maximum correction with Digital Photo Professional (EOS software, ). If the effects of correction are not apparent, use Digital Photo Professional to apply the peripheral illumination correction.

    • Distortion Correction Distortion correction ()

      Image distortion due to lens characteristics can be corrected. If [Enable] is set, the corrected image will be displayed. The image periphery will be trimmed in the corrected image.

      Since the image resolution may look slightly lower, adjust the sharpness with the Picture Style's sharpness parameter setting as necessary.

    • Digital Lens Optimizer Digital Lens Optimizer ()

      Correct lens aberration, diffraction, and low-pass filter-induced loss of resolution by applying optical design values. To check the effect of setting this option to [High] or [Standard], use magnified view (). Without magnification, the effect when Digital Lens Optimizer is set to [High] is not applied. Selecting [High] or [Standard] processes images as if both chromatic aberration and diffraction were set to [Enable], although these options are not displayed.

    • Chromatic Aberration Correction Chromatic aberr corr ()

      Chromatic aberrations (color fringing along the subject's outline) due to the lens characteristics can be corrected. If [Enable] is set, the corrected image will be displayed. If the effect is difficult to discern, magnify the image ().

    • Diffraction Correction Diffraction correction ()

      The diffraction by the lens aperture degrading the image sharpness can be corrected. If [Enable] is set, the corrected image will be displayed. If the effect is difficult to discern, magnify the image ().


  • Processing RAW images in the camera will not produce exactly the same results as processing RAW images with Digital Photo Professional (EOS software).
  • If you perform [Brightness adjustment], noise, banding, etc. may be intensified with the effects of adjustment.
  • When [Digital Lens Optimizer] is set, noise may be intensified together with the effects of correction.
  • When [Digital Lens Optimizer] is set, image edges may be emphasized, under some shooting conditions. Adjust sharpness of the Picture Style as needed.
  • Processing with [Digital Lens Optimizer] set to [High] may take some time.


  • Effects of lens aberration correction vary by lens and shooting conditions. Also, the effect may be difficult to discern depending on the lens used, shooting conditions, etc.