Photoshop Elements - Photoshop Raw Format

Community Beginner ,
Feb 18, 2021

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Does Photoshop Elements support the Photoshop Raw file format (not camera raw, but the raster byte stream format)?  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 18, 2021

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Hi , I've moved your post from the Photoshop forum to the Photoshop Elements forum where you are more likely to get help with your issue.

Dave

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No, Adobe removed the Photoshop Raw file format and a bunch of others starting with photoshop elements 11.

Unfortunately, the Photoshop Raw file format is coded into the application and not a plugin like some other file formats.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/supported-file-formats-photoshop-elements.html

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Feb 18, 2021

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Thanks!  I had downloaded the latest Photoshop Elements trial, and could not find a way to read them.  Unfortunately, I have a lot of images in that format that are used in an embedded application and it looks like Photoshop Elements won't support editing them.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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There is some free software that read/edit Photoshop Raw like Gimp, Graphic Converter (mac)

and IrfanView (windows).

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I'm not familiar with what you are talking about.  You can download a free trial of Elements here to see whether your file will open in it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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A description of Photoshop Raw format:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/file-formats.html

 

 

Photoshop Raw save dialog

 

rawsave.png

 

 

Photoshop Raw open dialog

 

rawopen.png

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Out of interest, do you mind letting us know what application, or field you work in, that requires the use of the Photoshop Raw file format; I'm genuinely curious 🙂

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Feb 22, 2021

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The raw graphic files are used in embedded applications, e.g., small devices with LCD screens.    They can be customized (size, color space, pixel type, etc.) to be exactly what is needed without requiring the overhead of parsing a particular format's header, expanding any any image compression, or having to deal with palettes.  To display a raw image only requires copying the raw image data from its storage location to the appropriate location in LCD's frame buffer.

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Feb 22, 2021

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Thanks for the explanation!

Hope one of the apps that Jeff Arola mentions above helps you out if you don't plump for going with Photoshop CC.

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