PEF files (Pentax)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Boarder, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Boarder macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2013
    I bought my first rMBP a week ago.

    I was able to upload PEF files from my Pentax K5, but am not able to upload them from my K5IIs.

    When I try and load them, it comes back saying that they are an unreadable file, so they won't be loaded. Or something like that.

    At the moment, I only have iPhoto - I haven't loaded the Pentax software, Elements or ACDSee. On my Windows laptop, I usually uploaded via ACDSee and had no problem at all.

    Is there a way to upload the files outside of iPhoto, if I don't have another photo software to choose from? I've changed the settings so that iPhoto isn't the default, but I also don't know how to redirect to a different folder.

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
  2. Bruno09, Nov 17, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013

    Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
    You can use Image Capture (see in your Applications folder) to load these PEF files.

    Then try to import them to iPhoto.
    If iPhoto can't read them, check this :
  3. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA

    Raw Photo Processor
    supports the K5II and K5IIs.

  4. twitch31 macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2013
    I would suggest changing the RAW capture format on your camera from PEF to DNG, Pentax cameras have had this nice feature for some time now.
  5. Boarder thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2013
    Thank you very much for all the suggestions. I'll try them out this weekend.

Share This Page