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
.RW2Panasonic RAW Image
.CR2Canon Raw Image File
.EIPEnhanced Image Package File
.RAFFuji RAW Image File
.NRWNikon Raw Image File
.ERFEpson RAW File
.ARWSony Alpha Raw Digital Camera Image
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.K25Kodak K25 Image
.SRFSony RAW Image
.DNGDigital Negative Image 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
.ORFOlympus RAW File
.SR2Sony RAW Image
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.MOSLeaf Camera RAW File
.MFWMamiya Camera Raw File
.FFFHasselblad RAW Image
.CR3Canon Raw 3 Image File
.SRWSamsung RAW Image
.J6IRicoh Camera Image File
.X3FSIGMA X3F Camera RAW File
.KC2Kodak DCS200 Camera Raw Image
.RWLLeica RAW Image
.MRWMinolta Raw Image File
.PEFPentax Electronic File
.IIQPhase One RAW Image
.MDCMinolta Camera Raw Image