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01-22-2009, 07:52 AM   #1
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RAW, Raw, or raw?

Just trying to finally resolve a long-time point of confusion.

As I understand it, the word "raw," refering to an image file format, is not an acronym or title, so is not capitalized in any way unless used within a title (e.g. Adobe Camera Raw) or at the beginning of a sentence.

Is this correct?

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01-22-2009, 08:00 AM   #2
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Thats what Raw image format - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia says.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stewart_photo Quote
Just trying to finally resolve a long-time point of confusion.

As I understand it, the word "raw," refering to an image file format, is not an acronym or title, so is not capitalized in any way unless used within a title (e.g. Adobe Camera Raw) or at the beginning of a sentence.

Is this correct?

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I bet the RAW designation rather than Raw (or raw) comes from an old DOS or Windows file extension. DOS extensions were in all capitol letters and this carried over to earlier versions of Windows (which until NT was basically a DOS shell anyway). There's no proof for my conclusion, just conjecture. As you elude to, With common English usage "RAW" would be incorrect unless it's an abbreviation or an acronym.

And yes, it's a slow day for me as well.
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I type it any way I dam well please, usually a function of how long I want to hold down the shift key
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QuoteOriginally posted by keithlester Quote
Having a slow day huh?

LOL. Yes, actually. But I also do have a fairly valid reason for posting that. When I wrote that message, I had just received an email a few minutes earlier from a business acquaintance scolding me about the use of all lower case. She's a real stickler for accuracy, but doesn't always seem to know what that is. Don't you just love people like that?

The middle sentence in my message above was the immediate response sent. However, anticipating an argument, doubts crept in afterwards, so I decide to post the same sentence here to verify (since I was already here anyway). If I didn't get an answer fairly quick, and/or she belabored the issue, I would have went out searching for that verification instead - or simply told her to change it any way she saw fit.

She hasn't responded since, so it appears she's either accepted my response or simply given up.

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Not for nothin', but I prefer medium rare.
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When half the forum can't spell "aperture", I can't imagine RAW, Raw or raw makes much difference.
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Not for nothin', but I prefer medium rare.
If you were a lion, you would like it raw, and would go ROAR!
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