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Sony RAW (SRF) is a raw image file produced by a Sony DSC-F828 or DSC-R1 camera, which stores raw image data, as captured by a Sony camera. It is great for editing, as it contains all an image’s data as captured by the camera’s charge-coupled device (CCD). SRF is like Sony RAW Sony RAW (ARW), except SRF is more common and can store Lightwave Surface 3D files.
Alternative programs for opening SRF vary by platform. On Microsoft Windows, try the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack, Zoner Photo Studio, or FastStone Image Viewer. On macOS, use PhotoScape X for Mac. On Linux/Unix, try darktable, which is open-source, cross-platform, and free. SRF is usually converted to the more common JPEG (SRF to JPG) and Portable Network Graphics (SRF to PNG) file formats.
Developed by: Sony Corporation
Initial Release: August 2003
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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