How to open file with PEF extension?

PEF file description

This file has a binary format.  A file that has a .PEF extension is a Pentax Raw Image file, and PEF stands for Pentax Electronic File.
The Pentax Electronic File is an unedited or an uncompressed photo taken using a Pentax camera. Since the image is yet to undergo any form of processing, this file extension is a representation of all the raw data collected by the camera’s sensor, with no color adjustments.
Note that not all Pentax camera models store images in the PEF format, and so, some software programs will read some, but not all the PEF files.

Basic information about PEF file

File PEF is one of the files of the Camera Raw Files category. Its full name is Pentax Electronic File . File format PEF was created by Pentax. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file PEF sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a PEF file, you will definitely find it here.
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Programs that support PEF file

Conversion of a PEF file
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the PEF extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of PEF file conversion to a different format.
File Conversions from PEF extension to a different format :
pef to jpg, pef to mrw, pef to nef,
File conversions from other format to PEF file:
mrw to pef, nef to pef, raf to pef,
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PEF file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PEF file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the PEF file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PEF file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PEF file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PEF file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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