Does PS Express edit files as RAW, or does it convert?

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Does it convert files to JPEG and then edit as RAW, or does it truly edit files in RAW format?
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Chris Cox

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It has to convert to a non-RAW data format. It doesn't have a file format associated until you save, though. You can't really edit Camera RAW data directly.
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Does it convert them using the same method Light room uses in order to postprocess?
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Not exactly, but pretty close -- it uses a slightly simplified version of the RAW conversion pipeline found in Lightroom and ACR.