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I have a raw file but I don't know the pixel format or the width of the image. I need a tool that can quickly display the data and allow me to try different formats easily. An example of such a tool for Windows would be 7yuv. What software exists for this task on Linux?

Note: This has nothing to do with digital camera raws, which is frustrating my attempts to use Google to answer this question.

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I'm guessing there are lots available (a quick search in the repos will propably give you more than enough results). The one I prefer though is digikam (I haven't tried many others though). I'm also certain that GIMP has a plugin that allows viewing and manipulating raw files. –  VasPle Jun 7 '12 at 0:19
    
Searching the repos finds nothing appropriate. Additionally, these aren't camera raws as stated in the question. –  Alistair Buxton Jun 7 '12 at 12:53
    
Use can use 7yuv in Linux also through WINE. It has a silver rating so it will probably run just fine... if you can't find any linux native alternatives, give it a try. –  VasPle Jun 7 '12 at 14:38
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Turns out Gimp can do this. Just open the file as raw, and you get this helpful dialog that allows you to preview the image:

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How do you open the raw data file? –  Val Mar 30 at 18:33
    
File->Open then change the file type to raw. –  Alistair Buxton Apr 1 at 23:42
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