::Raw image format


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} A camera raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor of either a digital camera, image scanner, or motion picture film scanner.<ref></ref><ref name="LoC">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Raw files are named so because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor. Normally, the image is processed by a raw converter in a wide-gamut internal colorspace where precise adjustments can be made before conversion to a "positive" file format such as TIFF or JPEG for storage, printing, or further manipulation, which often encodes the image in a device-dependent colorspace. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of raw formats in use by different models of digital equipment (like cameras or film scanners).<ref>Decoding raw digital photos in Linux</ref>

Raw image format sections
Intro   Rationale    File contents    Processing    Software support   Raw filename extensions and respective camera manufacturers  See also  References   External links   

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