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.NRW File Extension

File TypeNikon Raw Image File

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CategoryCamera Raw Files


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

What is an NRW file?

An NRW file is a raw image file produced by high-end Nikon COOLPIX and digital SLR cameras. It saves image data in an uncompressed format that can be processed on the camera or on a computer after the image is captured. NRF files are similar to .NEF files, but are designed to support Windows Imaging Component (WIC) functions.

More Information

NRW files are often rather large in size (typically around 22MB) since they store 12-bit RGB CCD-RAW camera information at a high resolution and are saved in an uncompressed format. Also, NRW files store image adjustments separately from the image data, meaning that changes to the image can be undone.

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Programs that open NRW files
File Viewer Plus
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15
Nikon ViewNX
Corel PaintShop Pro X9
Nikon Capture NX
Google Picasa
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15
Nikon ViewNX
Nikon Capture NX
Google Picasa
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe Photoshop Express
File Viewer for Android
Adobe Photoshop Express
Updated 9/8/2016

About the file extension nrw

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