Last updated on March 16, 2022
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System requirements

Microsoft® Windows®

Apple® macOS®

GPU acceleration (graphics card)

Supported image formats

Supported formats and cameras will continue to evolve as DxO PureRAW 2 is updated.

*DNG compressed files and DNG files obtained by fusing photos from Adobe Lightroom Classic, Lightroom, or Camera Raw are not supported.

Installation of DxO PureRAW 2

On this page you will find instructions for:

Downloading

You can download DxO PureRAW 2 at www.dxo.com/dxo-pureraw/download/. The downloaded file saves to your Downloads folder.

To access this folder on macOS, open the Finder and click on the Downloads folder, usually displayed in the list on the left. The installation file has the extension “.dmg.”

To access this folder on a Windows PC, click on the Start button, then on your user name. In the window that opens, double-click on the “Downloads” folder. The installation file has the extension “.msi.”

Installation

To install DxO PureRAW 2 on Mac:

  1. Find the installation disk image file (.dmg) that you have downloaded and double-click on it.
  2. In the window that opens, double-click on the DxO PureRAW 2 icon.
  3. Follow the steps indicated by the series of windows that follows, including approval of the license agreement and component selection (external Lightroom module and Finder extension).
  4. Once DxO PureRAW 2 has been installed, it will appear in the Applications folder on your Mac. After you launch the program, you can add it to your Dock (right-click on the icon and choose Options).
  5. When you open Adobe Lightroom Classic, a dialog box will confirm that the external DxO PureRAW 2 modules have been successfully installed.
  6. If the DxO PureRAW 2 controls don’t appear in the Finder window’s context menu when you right-click on a RAW file, open System Preferences (macOS) > Extensions, and make sure that DxO PureRAW 2 has a checkmark next to its name in the list. If the issue persists, restart your Mac.

Installing DxO PureRAW 2 on a PC:

  1. Find the installation file (.msi) you downloaded and double-click on it.
  2. The installer will guide you through a number of steps, including approval of the license agreement, the application’s default location (C:\Programs\DxO), and component selection (external Lightroom module).
  3. After the installation of DxO PureRAW 2 is complete, you can access it via the Programs > DxO > DxO PureRAW 2 folder (create a shortcut on your desktop or pin the program to your taskbar).
  4. When you open Adobe Lightroom Classic, a dialog box will confirm that the external DxO PureRAW 2 modules have been successfully installed.

Activation

The first time you launch the program after installation, you will be prompted to enter your registration key. This window will appear at each launch as long as you have not entered the key (you have a 31-day trial period, however).

Activation on Mac (left) and on PC (right).

The activation window also allows you to purchase your license from the DxO online store.

About the external DxO PureRAW 2 module for Adobe Lightroom Classic.

You can check the status of the external DxO PureRAW 2 module by opening the External Modules Manager in Lightroom Classic from the File menu.

The external module is made up of two parts:

The green light indicates that the module has been installed and is working properly. The right-hand side shows the location and version, along with options to deactivate/activate and reload the external module.

Uninstalling

To uninstall DxO PureRAW 2:

Preferences

Open Preferences (on the left for Mac and on the right for PC).

To open Preferences on Mac, go to the PureRAW menu. On a PC, go to the File menu. In both cases, the following general options will appear:

Graphic acceleration options for DxO DeepPRIME.

The DeepPRIME Acceleration menu lets you manage how your graphics card handles calculations and image processing.* This menu includes the following options:

*To view the different types of graphics cards that are supported, see the System Requirements page.

Important:

Help

The Help menu (at the top on a Mac, at the bottom on a PC).
Presentation of DxO PureRAW 2 in 4 slides via the Help menu (What is DxO PureRAW 2?).

The Help menu, both on Mac and PC, contains the following:

*Internet connection required.

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