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.RW2 File Extension

File TypePanasonic RAW Image

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CategoryCamera Raw Files

What is an RW2 file?

An RW2 file is a raw camera image created by a Panasonic digital camera, such as the LX3 and LX5. It contains a RAW raster image as captured by the camera sensor. RW2 files are typically used by professional photographers because they store higher quality images.

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Screenshot of a .rw2 file in XnView MP 0.93

RW2 file open in XnView MP 0.93

You can open and edit RW2 files using various image editing programs, including Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel PaintShop Pro, ACD Systems Canvas, and IrfanView. You can use these editors to view RW2 images and adjust their properties, such as color and exposure.

RW2 files are one of many raw file formats used by various camera manufacturers. Other raw formats include .CRW and .CR2 (Canon), .ERF (Epson), .NEF (Nikon), .ARW (Sony), and .ORF (Olympus).

NOTE: Various Panasonic camera models may create RW2 images, including Lumix DMC-FZ28, FZ1000, LX7, and TZ70.

Open and view .RW2 files with File Viewer Plus.
Programs that open RW2 files
Updated 4/18/2019

About RW2 Files

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