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ACDSee Pro is an extensive photo management and editing software that constantly adds to its list of supported raw formats.

Adobe Photoshop contains extensive support of raw formats since version CS2, as does Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Capture One supports a vast range of raw image files from both DSLRs (Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony etc.) and medium-format cameras (Phase One, Leaf, Mamiya etc.).

LightZone from Light Craft is a photo editing program provided the ability to edit many raw formats natively. Most tools are raw converters, but LightZone allowed a user to edit a raw file as if it were TIFF or JPEG. The project was discontinued in September 2011.

Paint Shop Pro likewise contains raw support, although as in the case of most editors updates to the program may be necessary to attain compatibility with newer raw formats as they are released.

Picasa is a free basic editor and organizer that supports most raw files. IrfanView similarly is a freeware/shareware basic editor with support for most raw files.

Microsoft supplies free software for Windows XP to integrate viewing and printing into the system's other photo tools; however, this software was last updated in 2005 and does not support many raw files from cameras released subsequently. The Windows Camera Codec pack allows native viewing of raw-format files from 120 digital SLR cameras from multiple manufacturers in Windows Explorer and Windows Live Photo Gallery, in Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Microsoft's Digital Image 2006 recognizes and organizes raw image formats such as .crw, .cr2, and .nef, which are file formats produced by Canon and Nikon, but that product was discontinued in 2007.

Windows XP and Vista both support the WIC codec standard. Products such as Konvertor, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Photo Gallery and FastPictureViewer Professional can view raw formats for which the necessary WIC codecs are installed. Camera manufacturers Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus and Pentax have released WIC codecs, although some manufactures are only providing codec support for the 32-bit versions of Vista. A commercial DNG codec is also available from Ardfry Imaging, while the makers of FastPictureViewer have released a WIC codec pack, adding support for 22 raw formats to Windows in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, as donationware.

In 2005, Apple Computer introduced several products which offered raw-file support. In January, Apple released iPhoto 5, which offered basic support for viewing and editing many raw file formats. In April of that year, Apple introduced a new version of its operating system, Mac OS X v10.4, which added raw support directly to the operating system, as part of the ImageIO framework, which adds raw support automatically to the majority of Mac OS X applications both from Apple (such as Preview, Mac OS X's PDF and image viewing application and Aperture, a photo post-production software package for professionals) as well as all third party applications which make use of the ImageIO frameworks. Semi-regular updates to OS X generally include updated support for new raw formats introduced in the intervening months by camera makers.

There are many other "raw workflow applications" designed to provide efficient processing and post-processing of raw images, including Helicon Filter, DxO Labs' DxO Optics Pro, Hasselblad's Phocus and Bibble Labs' Bibble Pro. Like Apple Aperture, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, LaserSoft Imaging's SilverFast, and PhotoLine, these programs provide sophisticated controls for processing the information stored in the raw file and converting raw files to JPEG or TIFF. Picasa, a free image editing and cataloging program from Google, can read and display many raw formats, but like iPhoto, Picasa provides only limited tools for processing the data in a raw file.

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