This format is used to create images without compression on Nikon Coolpix cameras. The created RAW files contain electronic data from the camera sensor. It is able to save more data compared with compressed photos. With NRW files you can set the exposure, white balance and other settings while preserving all the details in the image.
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.