There are 9 other file types using
the RAW file extension!

empty icon.raw - Digital camera photo RAW image format [common]

raw icon.raw - RAW audio format

empty icon.raw - Nimbus 7 data

empty icon.raw - RAW disk image

empty icon.raw - Sentry 2020 encryption file

empty icon.raw - ZX Spectrum memory dump file

empty icon.raw - HP V41 program file

empty icon.raw - ISIS RAW file format file

empty icon.raw - XL-Paint MAX picture image

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RAW file - Adobe Photoshop RAW file

What is raw file? How to open raw files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The raw file extension is associated with the Adobe Photoshop a picture image and digital photo editing tool for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X operating systems.

The *.raw file stores picture image or photo in TIFF (Aldus Tagged Image File Format) without file header (with no information on the size of the image, pixel place and order etc.. but only the pixel data).

The Photoshop RAW format is used, for example, with medical devices as the way the file should be read (the header) is located in the machine, therefore, no header is required in the file itself.

A Photoshop Raw image is not in the same file format as a camera raw image file from a digital camera!

The default software associated to raw file type:

Adobe Photoshop icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Photoshop  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop is great photography editing software that offers numerous features, powerful tools and other breakthrough capabilities to offer their users maximum performance for image editing.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

Help how to open:

Use Adobe Photoshop to open *.raw files.

How to convert:

There is no specific information in the database, about how to convert this file extension.
For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert bitmap files

List of software applications associated to the .raw file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open raw file, edit raw file, convert raw file, view raw file, play raw file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting raw files.

  • Open raw file
  • Edit raw file
  • View raw file
  • Create raw file
  • Import raw file
  • Export raw file
  • Others raw file

Software that open raw file - Adobe Photoshop RAW file

Programs supporting the exension raw on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open raw file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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