By installing OLYMPUS RAW Codec to your computer, you will be able to import and display RAW data files in the ORF format into Windows Vista or Windows XP.

Read Understanding RAW Formats guide.

Users need to check if their digital camera supports ORF files.

By selecting this type of RAW files in the camera menu, you can capture RAW data images.

The camera types compatible with OLYMPUS RAW Codec are:

E-1, E-3 *1, E-300, E-330, E-400, E-410, E-420 *1, E-500 , E-510 , E-520 *1,E-620 *1, E-10, E-20, E-30 *1 C-70 ZOOM, C-5050ZOOM, C-5060 Wide Zoom, C-7070 Wide Zoom, C-8080 Wide Zoom, SP-310, SP-320, SP-350, SP-500UZ, SP-510UZ, SP-550UZ, SP-560UZ, SP-565UZ and SP-570UZ.

For models marked with *1, a part of the parameter does not apply to RAW developing of images.

Olympus RAW Files FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q: What is an Olympus RAW file?
A: An Olympus RAW file is an uncompressed or minimally processed digital image captured by an Olympus digital camera, containing all the data captured by the camera's sensor without any loss of quality or compression.

Q: How can I open Olympus RAW files?
A: Olympus RAW files can be opened using various software programs such as Olympus Viewer, Adobe Lightroom, Capture One, RawTherapee, Darktable, FastStone Image Viewer, and others, specifically designed to support RAW image processing.

Q: Can I view Olympus RAW files without specialized software?
A: While some operating systems and image viewers may display thumbnails of RAW files, specialized software is recommended for full access and manipulation of Olympus RAW files.

Q: Do I lose image quality when editing Olympus RAW files?
A: Editing Olympus RAW files typically does not result in any loss of image quality since RAW files contain all the original data captured by the camera's sensor.

Q: Can I convert Olympus RAW files to other formats?
A: Yes, most RAW processing software allows you to convert Olympus RAW files to formats such as JPEG, TIFF, or PNG for sharing or printing purposes.

Q: Are there any advantages to shooting in RAW format?
A: Yes, shooting in RAW format offers advantages such as greater control over image processing, higher dynamic range, and better preservation of image details.

Q: Can I batch process Olympus RAW files?
A: Yes, many RAW processing software programs support batch processing, enabling simultaneous edits or conversions of multiple Olympus RAW files.

Q: Is there a difference between Olympus RAW files and other RAW formats?
A: While some differences in file extensions and metadata may exist, the fundamental principles of RAW file formats are similar across different camera manufacturers.

Q: Can I recover lost details from Olympus RAW files?
A: Yes, shooting in RAW format allows for the recovery of lost details in overexposed or underexposed areas during post-processing, thanks to the retention of more information compared to compressed formats like JPEG.
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