RAW files are not directly usable, but have all the necessary information to create an image. RAW files usually offer higher color depth, higher dynamic range, and preserve most of the information of the image compared with the final image format. The downside of RAW files is that they take up far more storage space. Dynamic range in photography describes the ratio between the maximum and minimum measurable light intensities (white and black, respectively).
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 6 high quality RAW processing tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who has a passion for digital photography.