Hi, I am getting into photography again after a long layoff. And after using a little point and shoot digital for a couple of years, decided to upgrade. I think I want to use RAW as I'm not too concerned with file size and have enjoyed processing photos in Paint Shop Pro XI (there is an XII out but I haven't purchased the upgrade.) PSP says it handles RAW, but when (as a test) I converted a jpeg to RAW and then tried to open it...all I got was a black picture... okay a funny black picture that had bars etc. in it. It asks me for pixel height and width; gives me a choice of greyscale, RGB, CMY or CMYK; Asked about header size; choice of planar or interleaved; order RGB or BGR; flipped. I don't see a lot of info in the help file about this and (unfortunately) there are no user groups (per say...some kind of newsgoup??) at Corel. Where could I learn about this format and what these choices mean?
Unfortunately, I will probably ask more questions than have answers for some time....but I thank you for your help.