RawShooter is a popular digital camera RAW workflow software from pixmantec (now acquired by Adobe) which allows digital photographers to efficiently download, browse, view, prioritize, compare, edit, correct and convert large batches of digital camera RAW image files. However, currently RawShooter still doesn’t support .CR2 RAW photos from recently released Canon EOS 400D Digital Rebel XTi. If you’re the photographer who owns a Canon EOS 400D or DR XTi, the following hack or trick is a workaround and solution to use the .CR2 RAW from 400D/XTi in RawShooter.

  1. Download the free Adobe DNG Converter 3.6, available for Windows and Mac OS X.
  2. Install Adobe DNG Converter 3.6.
  3. Convert the RAW image files from Canon XTi or 400D in .CR2 format to .DNG (Adobe Digital Negative Specification)
  4. Download any Hex editor.
  5. Navigate to RawShooter installation folder, usually inside Program Files folder.
  6. Make a backup copy of RawShooter.exe.
  7. Open the RawShooter.exe in any Hex editor.
  8. Search, find and replace each and every instance of ‘350D’ with ‘400D’ (there should be 5 of them).
  9. Save the file. Check that the cracked RawShooter.exe has exactly the same number of bytes as the original RawShooter.exe (or its backup).
  10. Run the RawShooter.exe and open the .DNG files converted from Canon EOS 400D Digital Rebel XTi.

If you use this hack to crack RawShooter.exe, it will cause RawShooter unable to open or edit files from a Canon EOS 350D (Digital Rebel XT) instead. In this cause, just replace back the RawShooter.exe to the original state by using the backup executable to restore support of Canon EOS 350D Digital or EOS Digital Rebel XT.