Other RAW Converters
Adobe Camera Raw is a modern, fast RAW converter, but it is by no means the only choice or the best solution for every image or task. The following sections aim to briefly introduce a selection of other RAW converters, including Canon and Nikon tools that support only their own, maker-specific RAW formats. All the other tools we describe here support a broad range of RAW formats. Although ACR is supplied free with Photoshop, there are a number of reasons for using other converters, too. These could be the unique functionalities, better (or different) detail rendering, or alternative color interpretations.
Some cheaper converters ...