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Camera Raw Files

Camera raw files are image files created by digital cameras. They are saved in an uncompressed and unprocessed format that stores the exact data captured by the camera's sensor. Because each type of digital camera has a different sensor, many different types of camera raw formats exist. In order to open a camera raw file, the program must support both the file type and the specific camera model that captured the image.

Common camera raw file extensions include .DNG, .CR2, .NEF, and .ARW.

File Extension File Type Popularity
.DNGDigital Negative Image File
.RW2Panasonic RAW Image
.ARWSony Digital Camera Image
.SRFSony RAW Image
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.CR2Canon Raw Image File
.BAYCasio RAW Image
.3FRHasselblad 3F RAW Image
.RWLLeica RAW Image
.SRWSamsung RAW Image
.FFFHasselblad RAW Image
.RWZRawzor Compressed Image
.K25Kodak K25 Image
.EIPEnhanced Image Package File
.IIQPhase One RAW Image
.MEFMamiya RAW Image
.SR2Sony RAW Image
.RAWRaw Image Data File
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.DCRKodak RAW Image File
.ORFOlympus RAW File
.PEFPentax Electronic File
.RAFFuji RAW Image File
.MRWMinolta Raw Image File
.CR3Canon Raw 3 Image File
.X3FSIGMA X3F Camera RAW File
.MOSLeaf Camera RAW File
.ERFEpson RAW File
.NRWNikon Raw Image File
.J6IRicoh Camera Image File
.CRWCanon Raw CIFF Image File
.MFWMamiya Camera Raw File
.CS1CaptureShop 1-shot Raw Image