Having problems opening a RAW file?

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Opening RAW files

Did your computer fail to open a RAW file? We explain what RAW files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your RAW files.

What is a RAW file?

Files that contain the .raw file extension contain 24-bit RGB graphics files. These image files are uncompressed files that contain raw image data.

RAW files are commonly created by digital cameras, allowing the user to edit the image once they transfer the file from the camera to their PC. The file that is migrated to the PC contains the image exactly as it was captured by the camera, without loss of quality and without compression.

The .raw file extension may also be given to RAW audio files. These files contain unprocessed audio files that can be modified and edited on a computer.

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About File Extension RAW

File.org aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

If you have additional information about the RAW file format or software that uses files with the RAW suffix, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.