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.

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