depending with what u wanna do with it actually.
if u need to browse quickly, or to just send out some jpegs straight from raw without the hassle of tweaking anything individually, u might wanna try dis instant jpeg from raw
I'm guessing that threadstarter is a Canon user as all his previous postings are Canon-related matter. For Canon related RAW files, these are the available options
- DPP from Canon
- ACR from Adobe
- Lightroom from Adobe
- CaptureOne from PhaseOne
- Aperture from Apple
- Bibble from Bibble Labs
- Rawtherapee from RAWtherapee
- UFRAW frm UFRAW
- Lightzone from Lightcraft
Threadstarter may choose one or others as own preferred choice
The conversion is only one step in the post-processing workflow, it's the last one in fact. If you just want a straight conversion I doubt that you need to use RAW in the first place. RAW enables a much more controlled way of processing the image captured. Photoshop is one option, others have been mentioned. After all your processing is finished the conversion into jpg is just an export.
If all this doesn't make much sense to you then you better stick to jpg output or get some books from your library about digital image processing.