.ARW File Extension

File Type:
Sony Digital Camera Image

Having trouble opening .arw extension? Don't panic! This page explains what arw files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open arw files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an ARW file?

Arw file extension has Sony Digital Camera Image file type, developed by Sony, which is associated with the "camera raw files" category.

Photo taken with a Sony digital camera, the image file stores uncompressed image data. The picture may be edited through an image-editing application before being exported to such raster file formats as .TIFF and .JPG.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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File Type:
Sony Digital Camera Image
Camera Raw Files

How to open ARW file?

Double click the arw file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .arw extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the arw extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the arw file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open ARW files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the arw file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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