This is something I am wondering about, from what I can tell there are many different RAW formats out there. I'm assuming one day they will be standardized. That though will leave the problem of many different formats that in a few years will no longer be supported by anyone. As an example, back in the 90s I used to have all my good transparencies scanned to Kodak Photo CDs. Unfortunately, several years ago part of my photograph collection was destroyed and all I have now is the CDs. Nobody fully supports the PCD format any more and I'm trying to work out a way of extracting the full resolution images from the CD. Irfanview can read a low res image but not the high res. Adobe says CS3 will read PCD with a pug-in but I found that not to be true, or at least not on the one computer I still have CS3 on. So, one day, probably within a decade, the vast majority of our Raw images are going to be useless. Has anyone considered the future and how we might be able to keep our images? Is there another common format out there that will allow the same amount, and ease, of post-processing that Raw does?