How to Compress Raw Files

by Nasim Bey

Raw files are images that have yet to be processed into a lossy image format, such as JPEG or BMP. Raws are typically heavy, and users may want to compress them into a zip folder to create backups, free up hard drive space or save on an external storage device. Windows allows users to compress their raw files through Windows Explorer.


Step 1

Open the raw image file's directory in Windows Explorer.

Step 2

Right-click the raw image file to open the drop-down menu.

Select "Send to" from the drop-down menu. Click "Compressed (zipped) folder." The raw image file will be compressed into a zip folder in the file's directory.

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Nasim Bey has been writing for publication since 2007. He has written on multiple subjects and specializes in topics in financial planning, legal issues and senior issues. His work has appeared in Investor Guide, Financial Web and Senior Ark. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese studies at the University of California at Irvine.

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