Photoshop: Saving as .RAW

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CS6 gives the option of saving a file (.tiff)as .RAW, however this does not work as one is not able to open the .RAW file just created. The option of saving a .tiff as .RAW should be removed
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See this help documentation:

The Photoshop Raw format is a flexible file format for transferring images between applications and computer platforms. (this is an ancient file format for compatibility with legacy OSes and digital imaging applications)

A Photoshop Raw image is not in the same file format as a camera raw image file from a digital camera. A camera raw image file is in a camera-specific proprietary format that is essentially a “digital negative,” with no filtering, white balance adjustments, or other in-camera processing.

As such, you should only use this format for specific legacy needs and not for compatibility with Adobe Camera Raw.