This format was created to store images in RAW format that were created using Epson digital cameras. The image is stored in an uncompressed form, and it can be directly printed on Epson printers. This format can be edited using the Epson PhotoRAW software or using plug-ins in other image editors.
It is used as a common format for bitmaps in operating systems environments based on the UNIX kernel. It is designed for use in many types of graphics. It can be used for all kinds of data with two-dimensional arrays. It covers the RGB-space and transparency levels.