.KDC File Extension

Kodak Photo-Enhancer File

Developer Kodak
3.5  |  10 Votes
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What is a KDC file?

A KDC file is a raw photo created by a Kodak digital camera. It contains image data captured by a camera's CCD sensor, saved in an uncompressed, unprocessed format. Photographers use KDC files to produce finalized, edited photos.

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Screenshot of a .kdc file in XnViewMP
KDC file open in XnViewMP

Several models of Kodak DC-Series digital cameras, including the DC40, DC50, DC120, save photos as KDC files. These files contain all the data captured when a photographer took a picture. Retaining this data in its original, unprocessed format allows photographers to edit image elements, such as color temperature and exposure, more precisely.

However, because KDC files contain a lot of data, they typically have quite large file sizes. For this reason, photographers typically convert KDC files to other formats after they've finished editing them in Kodak or third-party photo editing software.

NOTE: Kodak EasyShare P-Series and Z-Series cameras also save photos as KDC files. However, those cameras' KDC files are not formatted the same as DC-Series cameras' KDC files.

How to open a KDC file

You can open a KDC file with Microsoft Photos (Windows), Apple Preview (Mac), or XnViewMP (multiplatform). You may also be able to open a KDC file with Adobe Photoshop (Windows, Mac), though newer versions of Photoshop's Camera Raw plug-in no longer support the KDC format.

How to convert a KDC file

You can use Logipole Konvertor (Windows) or XnViewMP (multiplatform) to convert KDC files to other image formats. For example, XnViewMP can convert KDC files to the following formats (and many others):

  • .JPEG - JPEG Image
  • .GIF - Graphical Interchange Format
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .TIFF - Tagged Image
  • .BMP - Bitmap Image
  • .PCX - Paintbrush Bitmap Image
  • .TGA - Targa Graphic
  • .JP2 - JPEG 2000 Core Image
  • .JXR - JPEG XR Image
  • .WEBP - WebP Image

Keep in mind that converting KDC file to a non-raw format will remove the raw data it contains. Therefore, you may want to keep a copy of your KDC file for future editing.

Programs that open KDC files

Kaspersky Virus Database File

Developer Kaspersky Lab
4.0  |  3 Votes

Update file used by Kaspersky Lab's system security software; contains virus definitions that are used for detecting and quarantining viruses; may also be used during the system rescue process for removing malicious software; may be downloaded periodically for keeping the software and definitions up-to-date.

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KDC files are commonly named with a three-letter prefix followed by a three-digit counter for the file update number (i.e., base001.kdc, base002.kdc, etc.).

In Mac OS X, KDC files are located within the /​Library/​Application Support/​Kaspersky Lab/​KAV/​Bases/​ directory.

NOTE: Antivirus definitions are also referred to as "bases" for Kaspersky antivirus software products.

Programs that open or reference KDC files

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