RAF is the format of FujiFilm digital camera RAW images, namely FujiFilm RAW images are stored with .raf as filename extension. FujiFilm is a popular Japanese brand of digital camera. You can enjoy the best image quality to save images in .raf format after capturing with your FujiFilm, but you may face terrible data loss when you mistakenly delete RAF images on your FujiFilm camera. You may accidentally format XD card for FujiFilm digital camera. Or the FujiFilm RAW RAF images might become unreadable or corrupted.
It is a big loss if you lose precious and unique FujiFilm RAW RAF imaged due to any reason, but you have chance to rescue deleted RAW RAF images from FujiFilm with a free data recovery tool.
About RAF Images
RAF is a type of RAW image format for FujiFilm digital camera, just like the CR2 for Canon, NEF for Nikon, etc. It usually tends to be much larger in comparison of saving the same image in JPEG or PNG format when you save an image in .raf format on FujiFilm camera, because a RAW image is uncompressed or lossless. Usually, you can open a FujiFilm RAW RAF image with FujiFilm image-processing software or other image editor like Adobe Photoshop. A FujiFilm RAW RAF image can be easily converted to other image format such JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, etc with help of proper image editor. Usually, you can save the RAF images to an XD card or SD card inserted in your FujiFilm digital camera.
XD card is a type of memory card that is often widely used in different series of FujiFilm digital camera. An XD card plays an important role in your FujiFilm digital camera. Simply say, there is no place to save the images if there is no memory card inserted in your camera. Therefore, the situation is usually not so good if an XD card which contains FujiFilm RAW RAF images becomes corrupted. If it is only the XD card becomes corrupted and inaccessible, all previous data usually remain intact on original place as long as you stop performing further operation to fix the corrupted XD card.
A RAF image might be corrupted in many situations and you may lose chance to access the image when it is corrupted:
1. The FujiFilm digital camera XD card or SD card is infected with virus, after which the virus corrupt the RAF images stored on the card.
2. FujiFilm is powered off when you are using it to produce a RAW RAF image. When you switch on the camera again, the RAW images might be corrupted.
3. You remove XD card from FujiFilm camera without turning of the camera, after which the RAF images get corrupted.
4. Your computer reboots without warning when you transferring RAF images from FujiFilm camera to your computer.
Generally speaking, you can use data recovery software to recover corrupted RAF images before overwriting it, but the problem is that the recovered data might be still corrupted and you cannot open them.
For lost, delete or unreadable RAW RAF photo recovery from FujiFilm digital camera, a data recovery program is your only chance if you did not make any backup. iCare Data Recovery provides read-only solution for data recovery on Windows platform. In other words, you have to perform RAF photo recovery whether you lose data on FujiFilm camera or after connecting the camera to your computer.
Step1. Free download and install the software on your computer. Launch the software and select a proper scan mode.
Step2. Choose the drive where data got lost and the software will scan it automatically to search lost files.
Step3. The software allows you to preview some files, but you may fail to preview a RAF image because it is too large or you did not install any program that can open this type of images. You can select all needed files and save them to a different drive.