Why was the survey conducted?

Although there has been a great deal of discussion in photography forums and listservs of a range of issues connected with RAW files and RAW imaging technology, no systematic data have been collected or reported that shed light on the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and preferences of working photographers and other involved in using RAW image files.

We believe that a survey of photographers and imaging practitioners will advance our understanding of the views of those who use this technology in their work and to pursue their creative interests.

The purpose of the 2006 RAW survey was to collect information on a wide variety of issues, emphasizing areas that we believed – based on the discussions in public forums – many photographers and other image users considered to be problematic in the current implementation of RAW imaging technology.

Calvin Jones – Mon, 2006/04/24 – 10:00pm