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.ARW File Extension

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File Type 1Sony Digital Camera Image

DeveloperSony
Popularity
4.1 (14 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryCamera Raw Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Digital photograph captured by a Sony digital camera, and based on the TIFF specification; contains raw, uncompressed image data as captured by the camera's CCD; can be adjusted using image-editing software before exporting to common raster formats such as .JPG or .TIFF.

More Information

Different Sony camera models may store RAWs using the same ".arw" file extension, but with a different format. This is because the CCD on one camera model may differ from the CCD on another camera. Therefore, you should check the documentation of your photo editing software before assuming that it supports a specific camera model.

NOTE: While Sony Camera A and Sony Camera B may both use the ".arw" extension, they may use a different RAW format.

Program(s) that open ARW files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
File Viewer Lite
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
ImageMagick
Sony RAW Driver
Sony Image Data Converter SR
Mac OS X LogoMac
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Snap Converter
MacPhun ColorStrokes
iOS LogoiOS
Adobe Photoshop Express
Android LogoAndroid
File Viewer for Android
Adobe Photoshop Express
Updated 12/4/2015

File Type 2ArtStudio Image

DeveloperDrawingHand
Popularity
3.0 (4 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Image file created by ArtStudio, a drawing program that allows users to paint images using brushing and mixing techniques; contains a raster image and its properties.

More Information

ArtStudio can import images from .JPG, .PICT, .PSD, .BMP, .TIF, .TGA, and .WMF files in ArtStudio.

Program(s) that open ARW files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
DrawingHand ArtStudio
DrawingHand Artwork Player
Android LogoAndroid
File Viewer for Android
Updated 1/19/2010