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RAW Image file

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RAW relates to several image file formats since each camera manufacturer has one or several formats (depending on equipments). These files contains the data acquired by sensors almost unprocessed.
Common image file formats
Name
RAW Image file
Short nameRAW
Developed byCamera manufacturers
Yearmultiple proprietary formats exist
ProsLossless
ConsLarge file size
Features
Vector graphicsNo
Raster imageYes
LosslessYes
Animation supportNo
Transparency supportNo
Layers supportNo
HDRYes
Maximum bit depthTypically 14-bit
CMYK support (for print)No
Maximum number of channelsTypically Bayer data (RGBG)
Commonly used forHDR photography, Archiving
Browser support (without plugin)
Google ChromeNo
Microsoft EdgeNo
SafariNo
FirefoxNo
OperaNo
Internet ExplorerNo
Additional
File extensions.crw .cr2 .raw .rw2 .nef .nrw .orf ...
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