Okay... I have done a lot of research on this but I haven't had anything that has answered my questions. 1) I have tried several times to shoot RAW. What I do is shoot RAW + JPEG so I have both to work with and honestly so I can see a difference. But I have NOT been able to look at any of my RAW files. I was under the impression that I can open it up through Photoshop. But I have Photoshop 7 so I don't know if this has anything to do with it. If Photoshop is the way to do it... what am I doing wrong? If it isn't... is there a program that I can use... preferably free? 2) I have four san disk EXTREME III 4 gb cards and every time I shoot in RAW I get error messages when I put them on the computer. I don't know if my cards are faulty, if it has to do with my camera or computer or what. These error messages tell me that it can't upload a file for some reason. And this is on about 30 images... it can be the RAW or JPEG or even both. The cards are new and the camera is a digital Rebel XT. Has anyone had this happen to them? What would be causing this? I hope I was clear about my questions... I appreciate your help!!