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Many years ago I started using Raw Files and used a Raw File processor designed in Sweden by a small team of software Engineers. It was free for amateurs to download and professionals could pay a small fee for a few extra features. Just before Lightroom was first launched, Adobe became irritated by this Swedish software which was very popular. So Adobe bought the Swedish company then dismantled it. Adobe employed all the staff in their Raw development team. Not long after Lightroom 1 was issued and anyone with a paid for copy of the Swedish software were offered a large discount. I continued to use the Swedish software for a while but eventually went for Lightroom 2. It appeared that the Swedish guys did well out of this though the DP Review guys not so good but there are rumours that they may start again.