One of the common questions that I get asked is “How do I get my images from RAW to Jpeg? Many times the photographer accidentally switched the file format setting and never realized it and now has dozens of images to convert. So if this has happened to you, or you face it in the future what do you do?
First do not panic it is a solvable problem, and your pictures are not lost.
If you have a version of Adobe Photoshop, Elements or Lightroom try opening the images there. A lot of times this will work as long as the program is the same age or newer than the camera, sometimes it may require you updating the program, so check for updates before giving up on this end of things.
If your installed editing programs do not work find the disks that came with your camera and see if they happen to have a RAW conversion or image editing program included with them, most cameras have a program with them.
NOTE: If you have a program that was converting your RAW files and you upgraded to a new camera there is a good chance that even with the files being the same type that your old program will not work. So you can use the program that came with your camera or buy a new version of your editing program if the updates did not do it.