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