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.ARW File Extension

File Type 1Sony Digital Camera Image

DeveloperSony
Popularity
4.0 (20 Votes)
CategoryCamera Raw Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

What is an ARW file?

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.

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Programs that open ARW files
Updated 12/4/2015

File Type 2ArtStudio Image

DeveloperDrawingHand
Popularity
3.0 (4 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

.ARW File Association 2

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.

Programs that open ARW files
Windows
DrawingHand ArtStudio
DrawingHand Artwork Player
Android
File Viewer for Android
Updated 1/19/2010

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