RAF files contain all the information necessary to make an image as sharpening level,
contrast and saturation settings, color temperature … and they are all stored in
so called header file. Also RAF file contain technical characteristics of Fuji camera.
Compared to JPG and other image formats, RAF image file have much wider color range
and have maximum proximity to the real picture. That means that RAF images represent
exactly what the sensors of camera have detected, same as the human eyes detects
Compared to JPG files that have 8 bits of intensity information, RAF files, depending
on camera model, have 12 to 14 bit images.
Because much better quality and more image information, RAF files are larger in
size and it’s harder to transfer online or taking too much space on card or disk.
Because of that many of photographers prefer to convert RAF files to other formats.
RAF viewer is a free product that can be used to open, convert, resize and
save RAF image files. Converting is available in JPEG, PNG, GIFF, TIFF and BMP image
extensions and it provides maximum quality of converted images.
RAF viewer is small, compact freeware viewer with very user-friendly interface,
so any user, no matter if is beginner or advance can use it without a problem and
can open, zoom, rotate, resize, convert and save .raf images to other formats.