Raw images are digital negatives generated by image sensors. The source of image sensors might be digital cameras, image scanner or film making device.
The digital image files cannot be printed or edited directly, as these are unprocessed and hence are called “raw” images. The digital raw photos have to undergo the process of development to be viewable, that can be done with softwares like ACDSee Pro, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom,Picasa, etc.
RAW Images produced by popular camera manufactures are:
|KDC, K25, DCR|
Contents of raw Image
The raw images need certain points as per the ISO standard. The ISO 12234-2 image format standard ensures that the raw images produced are viewable. The structure of raw images typically shows the following pattern:
Benefits of Using raw Files
Raw files produced in cameras save the settings but do not process these images. This allows professional photographers to decide how they want to process the raw file. Some advantages of raw images are: