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Why is RAW usually written in block caps?

bennevisplace

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bennevisplace Registered since 26th Jun 2010
Thu 22-Jul-10 04:27 PM

To describe an image file the word "raw" seems self explanatory - unprocessed, in contrast with compressed formats like jpg.

But mostly we see "raw" written as RAW. Is the use of block capitals merely to bring it into line with JPEG, TIFF etc? Or is RAW actually a mnemonic? I can't find any info on this, maybe one of you scholarly Nikonians knows the answer.

Joint Photographic Experts Group -> JPEG
Tagged Image File Format -> TIFF
Read As Written -> RAW ?

Just curious.

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