Is there good free software for editing Canon RAW files?
I've lost the install disks that came with my 500D and I was wondering if there was any better software for editing Canon RAW files. I Had a quick skim of the Canon website and couldn't find anything.
You should be able to download the software from here http://www.canon-europe.com/Support/software/dpp/
Note that there are very few (if any) third-party programs which will edit Canon raw files but not other brands.
Do you mean free merely as in price, or are you looking for open source? It sounds like the former, and you're getting answers based on that (though some are also open source)... but just checking if that's how you mean to be asking it.
I'm not too fussed about looking at the source code, I've got my photographer hat on here not my developer hat.