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Canon Raw CIFF Image (CRW) file is a RAW file type that is proprietary to older-model Canon digital cameras. (Newer Canon digital cameras use the CR2 format.) In terms of structure, CRW is similar to the TIFF file format. The benefit of a CRW is that it is an unprocessed image that contains all of the file’s information, as captured by the camera. To learn more about the technical details of CRW, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers a thorough explanation.
Since CRW is a proprietary file format for Canon, the best program to use to work with a CRW file is Canon’s Digital Photo Professional. Other great programs to consider are Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. If you want to try a Microsoft product, such as Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery, then be sure to install the Microsoft Raw Image Extension.
As a RAW file format, CRW can convert to many different types of image files. You can use our free CRW to JPG or Image Converter tools to convert your CRW files. In addition, you can use Adobe DNG to convert CRW to DNG.
Developed by: Canon Inc.
Initial Release: 12 February 1997
Bitmap (BMP) is a pixel-based file format that stores two-dimensional images, generally without any compression. BMP utilizes a dot matrix data structure called raster graphics, which establishes the color depth of the image. BMP is mostly used for digital publishing of photographs. However, due to the lack of compression, BMP files are usually large.
BMP can be device-dependent or independent. BMP opens readily in the Microsoft Paint application and is often associated with Microsoft operating systems. Despite the association with Microsoft, a device-independent BMP, or DIB, can open on almost any device, operating system, or application.
In addition to opening BMP files, many applications can be used to create them, such as Adobe Illustrator. Should you need to convert the BMP into a vector-based image, then consider using CorelDRAW. Other applications that can open BMP files include Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Photos, Apple Preview, Apple Photos, and ColorStrokes.
Developed by: Microsoft Corporation
Initial Release: 20 November 1985
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