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the RAW file extension!

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RAW file extension - Adobe Photoshop RAW picture image

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 open raw file:

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.

Adobe Photoshop for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Photoshop for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop for Mac is popular image editing application. It is able to create and compose images, edit photos and supports variety of image formats to open, export and convert.

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

Adobe Creative Cloud icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Creative Cloud  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Creative Cloud is latest member of Creative family. With this version Adobe moved from one-time fee to subscription based model, while no longer plans to offer one time purchase options like the users were used. There is either annual or monthly fee for using the whole bundle or just one program.

Help how to open:

Use Adobe Photoshop to open *.raw files.

How to convert:

Adobe Photoshop is able to export *.raw files to other formats.

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 File-Extensions.org's database).

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

Software that open raw file - Adobe Photoshop RAW picture image

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:

Main software associated with raw file by default:
Adobe Photoshop for Mac small icon Adobe Photoshop for Mac
Other suggested software:
Hydra small icon Hydra

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