RAW image formats

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Some, typically more professional, cameras allow you to store images in RAW format. RAW format is not really an image standard. It is different for every camera model. RAW format images contain all the data that is taken directly from the camera's image sensor, before the software in the camera applies things like white balance, sharpening etc. Most professional photographers use RAW format, because it offers them maximum flexibility for later image editing. The downside is, that RAW image files can be very large, and loading time for software applications can increase immensely.


CodedColor supports the following RAW image formats. All formats are read only, i.e. you cannot save images in RAW format in the image editor.


RAW file type



Canon digital camera


Minolta digital camera


Nikon digital camera


Olympus digital camera


Fuji digital camera


Pentax digital camera


Sigma digital camera


Kodak digital camera


Sony digital camera


Panasonic, Casio, Leica digital camera


Adobe RAW file format (Digital NeGative)


Casio digital camera


A complete list of supported cameras can be found on our webpage.


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Few people know, that the TIFF image format is like a "standardized" RAW format. Some cameras offer this format for maximum image quality.


CodedColor loads half size RAW images in the Explorer to improve speed. In the Fullscreen mode and the Image Editor, the original RAW images are loaded.





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