Scarab Darkroom

Scarab Darkroom is a fast and easy to use digital camera raw file converter for Windows. It supports most raw format capable cameras from Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, and Sony.

Download trial version of Scarab Darkroom (v2.21)

You will be e-mailed a download link to the full version. You will also gain access to all updates for the following one year.

Documentation can be found here.

You can download the (old) free version from the link below:

Scarab Darkroom Lite (v2.13)

Note: the free version lacks noise filtering, 16 bit output, CA correction, and has less color controls. It also doesn't have the newer camera models.

 

Requirements:

minimum 2 GB of RAM, but 4GB RAM and at least a dual core processor is highly recommended

Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10

 

Supported cameras in version 2.21:

Canon EOS 1D, 1D Mk IV, 1Ds, 1Ds Mk II, 1DX, 5D, 5D Mk II, 5D Mk III, 6D, 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 700D, 100D/Rebel SL1, 300D/Digital Rebel, 350D/XT, 400D/XTi, 450D/XSi, 500D/T1i, 550D/T2i, 600D/T3i, 650D/T4i, 1000D/XS, 1100D/T3, M, Powershot Pro 1, S45, S50, S70, S90, S95, S100, SX1 IS, G2, G3, G6, G9, G10, G11, G12, G15, G1X

Fujifilm F550EXR, F600EXR, HS10/HS11, X10, X100, X100S, X-E2

Nikon 1 AW1, 1 J1, 1 J4, 1 V1, 1 V2, 1 V3, Coolpix A, D1, D1H, D2H, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3s, D3X, D4, D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D600, D610, D700, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D7000, D7200, Df, E8400, P330, P6000, P7000, P7100, P7700, P7800

Nikon D800 support is coming in the upcoming 64 bit version.

Olympus E-1, E-3, E-5, E-5 Mark II E-30, E-300, E-400, E-410, E-420, E-450, E-500, E-510, E-520,  E-600, E-620, E-M1, E-M5, E-M10, E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-P5, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PL6, E-PL7, E-PM1, E-PM2, SH-2, SP-350, SP-510 UZ, SP-550 UZ, SP-560 UZ, SP-570 UZ, C5050Z, C8080WZ, XZ-1

Panasonic DMC-G1, DMC-G2, DMC-G3, DMC-G5, DMC-GF1, DMC-GF2, DMC-GF3, DMC-GF5, DMC-GF6, DMC-GH1, DMC-GH2, DMC-GH3, DMC-G10, DMC-GM1, DMC-GX1, DMC-GX7, DMC-L10, DMC-LF1, DMC-LX3, DMC-LX5, DMC-FZ18, DMC-FZ28, DMC-FZ38, DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ150, DMC-FZ200, DMC-LX7

Pentax K-01, K-3, K-5, K-5 II, K-5 II s, K-7, K10D, K20D, K-30, K50, K100D, K100D Super, K110D, K200D, K500, K-m/K2000D, K-r, K-S1, K-x, *ist D, *ist DL, *ist DL2, *ist DS, *ist DS2, MX-1, Q, Q10

Samsung EX1, GX-1, GX-1S, GX-1L, GX-20, NX10, NX11, NX20, NX30, NX200, NX210, NX300, NX1000, NX1100, Pro 815

Sony A100, A200, A230, A290, A300, A330, A350, A380, A390, A450, A500, A550, A560, A580, A700, A850, A900, NEX-3, NEX-3N, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-5T, NEX-6, NEX-7, NEX-C3, NEX-F3, SLT-A33, SLT-A35, SLT-A37, SLT-A55, SLT-A57, SLT-A58, SLT-A65, SLT-A77, SLT-A99, DSC-R, DSC-V3, RX1, RX1R, RX10, RX100

 

Version history:



2.21

- Fixed a memory leak, which could lead to a crash after going through hundreds of pictures

- Fixed the crop tool window on Windows 8

- A new experimental demosaic method (can be chosen in the Options menu and is called "Hybrid")

- Small performance optimizations

- Tweaks to highlight recovery

- Changed "Automatic" resize mode to use Lánczos filtering for reduction (sharper results)

- Fixed edge filtering problems of the thumbnail display

- A button in the preferences for manually clearing the thumbnail cache

- Potentially fixed the noise filtered version of the image occasionally not being displayed after the noise filter finished (note: the noise filtered version is still only shown for zoom >=50%)

- Potentially better resilience from damaged raw files

- Fixed purple highlights on Olympus E-3, XZ-1

- Support has been added for: Nikon 1 V3, 1 J4, D3300, D5500, D7200, Olympus E-PL6, E-PL7, E-M10, E-M5Mark II, SH-2, Pentax K-S1, Samsung NX30

- Lots of small changes under the hood

 

2.20

- Improved demosaic algorithms (Scarab and Scarab X2 methods)

- Added support for Olympus OM-D E-M1

- Potentially fixed a bug with the noise filter not being applied on rare occasions

 

2.19

- Fixed an issue with the default demosaic algorithm, which resulted in poor image quality with some cameras. It affected most Pentax models, and some older Nikon and Olympus cameras.

- Fixed purple highlights on Canon EOS 700D.

- Multi-threaded PPG demosaic algorithm.

- Fixed flipped thumbnails on (the officially not supported) Leica M9.

 

2.18

- Fixed problem with flipped thumbnails with a few camera models (bug introduced in v2.15)

- Fixed problem with highlights on FujiFilm X-E2

- Added support for FujiFilm X100S (and X-E2 is now also on the list of officially supported models)

- Minor performance tweaks

 

2.17

- Fixed problem with color temperature (of versions 2.15 and 2.16)

- Preliminary support for FujiFilm X-E2 (X-Trans sensor)

- Performance tweaks

 
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