Digital Photography RAW formats information

Version 0.5 (June 3rd, 2022)
with "RAW format" as subject.

This document is a work in progress, if you want to help, send me a mail!


  • 06jun2022 : link to Sony RAW (github)
  • 24nov2019 : updates for broken links. Added Libraw.
  • 23May2009 : new links for MRW format, Stephane Chauveau.

    1. Introduction

    Most digital camera RAW formats are TIFF based but with some differences, especially to decode the Makernote entries. This document is written to describe these particularities and to gather in one place all information about the RAW file formats.

    2. TIFF based file formats

    3. Non TIFF based file formats

    4. References and links