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
.RW2Panasonic RAW Image
.RAFFuji RAW Image File
.CR2Canon Raw 2 Image File
.NRWNikon Raw Image
.ERFEpson RAW File
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.ARWSony Alpha Raw Digital Camera Image
.RWZRawzor Compressed Image
.EIPEnhanced Image Package File
.DNGDigital Negative Image
.BAYCasio RAW Image
.DCRKodak Digital Camera RAW Image File
.RAWRaw Image Data File
.CRWCanon Raw CIFF Image File
.3FRHasselblad 3F RAW Image
.K25Kodak K25 Image
.KC2Kodak DCS200 Camera Raw Image
.MEFMamiya RAW Image
.DNGApple ProRAW Image
.CS1CaptureShop 1-shot Raw Image
.ORFOlympus RAW File
.SR2Sony RAW Image
.SRFSony RAW Image
.CR3Canon Raw 3 Image File
.MOSLeaf Camera RAW File
.GPRGoPro RAW Image
.MFWMamiya Camera Raw File
.FFFHasselblad RAW Image
.SRWSamsung RAW Image
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.MRWMinolta Raw Image File
.J6IRicoh Camera Image File
.RWLLeica RAW Image
.X3FSIGMA X3F Camera RAW File
.PEFPentax Electronic File
.IIQPhase One RAW Image
.NKSCNikon Capture NX-D Sidecar File
.MDCMinolta Camera Raw Image