A camera RAW image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor of a digital camera. RAW files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a graphics editor. The RAW file standing alone does not contain a finished photograph. To acquire that, the RAW file must first be converted. Camera settings for color space, sharpness, saturation, and white balance are all inside the RAW file; they are just not standardized and vary from camera to camera. RAW file format is considered to be superior in quality to compressed formats, while it is also acknowledged to be more difficult and time-consuming to work with. That’s why RAW is probably more appropriate for professional photographers, or just really patient amateurs. Presenting the highest quality, files produced by RAW format cameras are larger than other formats, usually by a factor of 2-6 to 1. There is also no real standard for RAW format files, with most formats being determined by camera manufacturers, so photographers then need an image converter to process their graphic and make it suitable for the web and for print. ImageConverter Plus is constantly expanding the list of cameras supporting RAW for processing their files. Practically all of them are in the list, but let us know if you experience difficulties with some particular camera.