How To Convert RAW To JPEG In Photoshop

It is highly beneficial to use RAW images when editing. This is because they allow for greater adjustments while adjusting an image’s exposure, color, and shadows. However, converting an image to JPEG allows for more sharpness in it. So, how can you convert a RAW file to a JPEG using Photoshop?

One of the easiest ways to convert RAW to JPEG in Photoshop is to change its format when you export it. Alternatively, using camera raw, you can also change the format when your RAW file is loaded onto the Photoshop canvas.

Continue reading to learn details about each method of RAW to JPEG conversion! 

How to Export a Raw File as JPEG?

If you are not finished editing your picture in Photoshop, you can continue using it in the RAW format and change it to JPEG as you export it. For this method, use these steps:

1. Open the “export as” panel by going to “file” and then “export.” Alternatively, you can hold the “control,” “shift,” “alt,” and “W” keys if you are using Windows or the “command,” “shift,” “option,” and “W” keys if you are using Mac as keyboard shortcuts.

2. Within this panel, you can choose JPEG from the list of different formats.

3. Next, alter the image quality, height, and width as required.

4. If you resize your image, you need to resample it to adjust it according to the modification in its dimensions.

5. Within the “export as” panel, there are two choices for color space. If your image is for web purposes, select the “convert to sRGB” option, otherwise, select “embed color profile” to maintain your image’s colors.

6. Once done, click “export” to save your image as a JPEG file.

This is the most preferred method of converting RGB to JPEG because you can easily edit your RAW file in Photoshop and quickly transform it to JPEG later. 

The following video guides you on converting an RGB to JPEG in Photoshop:

Converting RGP to JPEG Through Camera Raw

To use this method, begin by opening the RAW file on your Photoshop window. When doing so, the RAW file gets opened within “camera raw.” This is to allow for detailed edits to be made before the file goes to Photoshop. Then, follow these steps:

1. After editing the file, you can turn it to JPEG within the camera raw.

2. Press the “save” icon presented as a down arrow between squared brackets. This is found at the top right corner within the “camera raw” panel.  

3. The “save options” panel will open. Here, turn preset into “save as JPEG.”

4. Next, select the JPEG file’s saving location from the “destination” options and name your file.

5. Then, go to “quality” to modify your file’s quality. If your file is for printing purposes, set the quality to either “high” or “maximum.”

6. Having adjusted all the settings, press “save.”  


Converting an RGB file to JPEG is important for higher quality images. As stated above, there are two different ways of doing so, but changing the format while exporting it is quicker.