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Kodak RAW (DCR) was Kodak’s first raw-image-file format. Released in the 1990s, it was part of the Kodak Digital Camera System (DCS) series of cameras and was accompanied by specialized software. While Kodak discontinued the DCS camera series in 2005, the DCR format is still supported by many Kodak cameras today.
DCR opens easily with Kodak’s legacy software called Kodak Photodesk. While still available, it is important to note that Kodak discontinued this software program. Modern options for opening DCR include Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
A free alternative for opening DCR is XnView MP, which works on multiple platforms. Since DCR is a raw bitmap file, it converts easily to more common file formats. However, in most cases, it is simply converted to JPEG (DCR to JPG).
Developed by: Kodak
Initial Release: 1991
Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is a raster-based file type that compresses images for portability. PNG images can have RGB or RGBA colors and support transparency, which makes them perfect for use in icons, or graphic designs. PNG also supports animations with better transparency (try our GIF to APNG). The benefits of using PNG are Plus, PNG is an open format that uses lossless compression.
Generally, PNG files will open in your operating system’s default image viewer. PNG files are also easily viewable on all web browsers. If you are having trouble opening PNG files, use our PNG to JPG, PNG to WebP, or PNG to BMP converters.
Alternative programs such as GIMP or Adobe Photoshop are useful for opening and editing PNG files. PNG files are a bit larger than other file types, so exercise caution when adding them to a web page. One interesting feature of PNG files is the ability to create transparency in the image, particularly a transparent background. To accomplish this, try this transparent background tool.
Developed by: PNG Development Group
Initial Release: 1 October 1996
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