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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
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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