How to open file with RAW extension?

RAW file description

The RAW file format is mainly used to store plainly processed data of the image sensor. These files store data from the digital camera, motion picture film sensor, and image scanner. These files are called RAW files because yet they need to be processed so that the user can print or edit them with a bitmap graphics editor. It is necessary to process the image by a raw converter so that necessary modifications can be done before turning a RAW file into JPEG or TIFF file to store, edit, and print the image data. The RAW file extension encodes the image data in the color space of the file producing device. 

Basic information about RAW file

File RAW is one of the files of the Camera Raw Files category. Its full name is Raw Image Data File . File format RAW was created by N/A. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file RAW sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a RAW file, you will definitely find it here.
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Programs that support RAW file

Conversion of a RAW file
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the RAW extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of RAW file conversion to a different format.
File Conversions from RAW extension to a different format :
raw to jpg, raw to bmp, raw to epf, raw to hdr, raw to ico, raw to img, raw to jp2, raw to jpeg, raw to jpf, raw to png, raw to psd, raw to psdx, raw to tif, raw to vmdk,
File conversions from other format to RAW file:
cr2 to raw, nef to raw, rw2 to raw, vdi to raw,
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the RAW file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the RAW file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the RAW file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the RAW file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the RAW file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the RAW file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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