RAW File Type- The quick facts
What are RAW files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a RAW file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a RAW file?
RAW files have multiple uses, and Camera RAW Image is one of them.
Camera RAW Image
RAW files are photos captured by digital cameras. The photos are uncompressed and unaltered - no processing has been done on the image as it is saved exactly as the camera lens sees it.
RAW images have the largest amount of detail, which is why photographers prefer to use this format. They have maximum detail to work with when post-processing the images, and RAW can easily be edited and converted to other more common image formats.
How to open RAW files
We have identified 4 RAW openers that are compatible with this specific type of RAW file.
Programs that open Camera RAW Image files
Last updated: June 29, 2022
More file formats using the RAW extensionThrough our research of RAW files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.
CT Raw Disk Image
DCTV Raw Bitmap
Helios Raw Disk Image
ImageKnife Raw Bitmap
KryoFlux Raw Stream
PlayStation Pocket Memory Card
TkImg RAW Bitmap
XL-Paint MAX Bitmap
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of RAW files. Remember, different programs may use RAW files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|WavePad Sound Editor||User submitted|
|Pixillion Image Converter||User submitted|
|WavePad Audio-Editor||User submitted|
|Switch Sound File Converter||User submitted|
|Picasa Photo Viewer||User submitted|
|Adobe Photoshop Elements||User submitted|
|PhotoPad Image Editor||User submitted|
|Adobe Audition||User submitted|