How to open RAW file?

What is RAW file extension?

The RAW extension is given to files that store raw, raw bitmap images. The data in such files most often come from the data capture from the photosensitive detector in the device for recording digital images. Files in RAW format are saved without using any compression, and each pixel of the image is defined by 12 or 14 bits. Raw RAW format is used in many digital cameras, but files may have different extensions depending on the device manufacturer.

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Programs that support RAW file

Programs for Windows system
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop
PaintShop Pro PaintShop Pro
Canvas Canvas
Picasa Picasa
RawTherapee RawTherapee
Programs for Mac OS system
Apple Preview Apple Preview
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop
Picasa Picasa
ColorStrokes ColorStrokes
Programs for Linux system
RawTherapee RawTherapee
darktable darktable
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).