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.RAW File Extension

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File Type 1Raw Image Data File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
4.2 (38 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryCamera Raw Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Image file generated by digital cameras such as some Panasonic, Leica, and Casio cameras; contains uncompressed, raw image data; can be adjusted for exposure and white balance in software after saving the image to the computer; used for storing unaltered image data as captured by a digital camera's CCD.

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NOTE: RAW files may also be created by image generation software, although this is not as common.

Programs that open RAW files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
ACD Systems Canvas 15
Google Picasa
RawTherapee
Microsoft Windows Photos
GIMP with UFRaw plug-in
Mac
Apple Preview
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Google Picasa
GIMP with UFRaw plug-in
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Linux
RawTherapee
digiKam
UFRaw
GIMP with UFRaw plug-in
Android
File Viewer for Android
Updated 5/6/2015

File Type 2Dolphin Wii and Gamecube Emulator Game Save File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.4 (9 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Game save file for Wii and Gamecube Memory Card files; contains game save data.

More Information

Dolphin is an open source emulator used for running Nintendo Wii and GameCube games on the Windows, Linux and Mac OSX operating systems.

The Dolphin Wii and GameCube consoles emulator uses the RAW file type as a save file for Wii and Gamecube Memory Card files. Although the Dolphin emulator cannot itself open the RAW file type, it can use it as a save for games.

Programs that open RAW files
Windows
Dolphin
Mac
Dolphin
Linux
Dolphin
Updated 7/10/2013

File Type 3Raw Audio Data

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
1.8 (6 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryAudio Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Uncompressed PCM (pulse code modulation) signed audio data file; contains raw audio data stored in a binary format; does not contain any header information or use an audio codec.

Programs that open RAW files
Windows
NCH Switch
NCH WavePad
Adobe Audition CC 2015
Audacity
Sony SpectraLayers Pro 3
FMJ-Software Awave Audio
Wavosaur
Mac
NCH Switch
NCH WavePad
Audacity
Sony SpectraLayers Pro 3
Linux
Audacity
Updated 9/13/2012

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