RAF file format is used by digital cameras made by Fuji. They contain raw image data – clean, unprocessed and lossless image data. They are stored on device memory in the form obtained directly from CCD or CMOS matrices. RAF file can contain image in JPG format.
Each RAF file contains EXIF information about the stored image. EXIF signature enables the image to be opened and edited with third-party applications or software.
The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support RAF files. Files with RAF extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening RAF files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with RAF files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with RAF files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with RAF files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install PaintShop Pro or one to the listed programs: Adobe Photoshop, ACDSee, Adobe Photoshop Elements. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download PaintShop Pro installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.
You still cannot access RAF files although PaintShop Pro is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of PaintShop Pro installed, it may not support RAF format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using PaintShop Pro.
After installing PaintShop Pro (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open RAF files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper RAF file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the RAF is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the RAF file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. RAF file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the RAF file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the RAF file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Fuji RAW Image Format file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with RAF extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Fuji RAW Image Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle RAF files.
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