OpenRaw Launches New Initiative

OpenRAW
This bit of news came from a visit to DPReview (one of my favourite sites) ... It seems that whole RAW encryption issue has struck a nerve with more folks. The result of which is the launch of a website from The OpenRAW Working Group. The site at www.OpenRAW.org is dedicated to obtaining complete documentation of manufacturers' RAW file formats. "The OpenRAW group wants manufacturers to publicly document past, present and future RAW image file formats. wants camera manufacturers to publicly document all of their RAW image file formats: past, present, and future. By doing so, manufacturers will provide photographers with a maximum set of processing choices and the best guarantee of future image decoding." All I have to say is bravo...