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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
.RW2Panasonic RAW Image
.CR2Canon Raw Image File
.NRWNikon Raw Image File
.ARWSony Digital Camera Image
.ERFEpson RAW File
.RAFFuji RAW Image File
.EIPEnhanced Image Package File
.RWZRawzor Compressed Image
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.K25Kodak K25 Image
.DNGDigital Negative Image File
.RAWRaw Image Data File
.DCRKodak RAW Image File
.SRFSony RAW Image
.BAYCasio RAW Image
.3FRHasselblad 3F RAW Image
.MEFMamiya RAW Image
.MOSLeaf Camera RAW File
.SR2Sony RAW Image
.MFWMamiya Camera Raw File
.CRWCanon Raw CIFF Image File
.FFFHasselblad RAW Image
.ORFOlympus RAW File
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.SRWSamsung RAW Image
.CR3Canon Raw 3 Image File
.J6IRicoh Camera Image File
.RWLLeica RAW Image
.CS1CaptureShop 1-shot Raw Image
.KC2Kodak DCS200 Camera Raw Image
.X3FSIGMA X3F Camera RAW File
.MRWMinolta Raw Image File
.IIQPhase One RAW Image
.PEFPentax Electronic File
.MDCMinolta Camera Raw Image