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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
Photoshop Document (PSD) is the default file type for Adobe Photoshop, a powerful and complex graphic design program. PSD can store an image along with a complex array of its corresponding layers, vector paths, objects, filters, and more, all in one file! PSD allows a user to make surgical edits on individual components of an image or a graphic design while retaining the file’s information in an accessible format. One drawback of PSD is that it can be large and unwieldy.
Adobe Photoshop is the most common program to open a PSD file. A free alternative to Adobe products is the GNU Image Manipulation Program, otherwise known as GIMP.
Due to the size of PSD files, they are not easy to transport, store, or share. To overcome this, PSD is often converted to a file format that can compress the data. Most often, the conversion is to JPEG, which offers lossy compression, or PNG, which offers lossless compression.
Developed by: Adobe Inc.
Initial Release: 19 February 1990
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