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the SID file extension!

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sid file icon.sid - ScanIt document file

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sid file icon.sid - Steam game data backup file

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SID file extension - LizardTech MrSID image file format

What is sid file? How to open sid files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The sid file extension is associated with LizardTech MrSID image file format.

MrSID is an acronym for Multi-resolution Seamless Image Database, a powerful wavelet-based image compressor, viewer and file format for massive raster images. These data can be viewed in a variety of GIS software applications.

MrSID is proprietary format owned by LizardTech, subsidiary of Celartem Technology Inc., a Japan-based technology company focused on storage and distribution technologies for digital images.

MrSID file format is designed to enable portability of massive bit-mapped (raster) images. The format employs discrete wavelet transformations (DWT) in a seamless fashion on tile subsets of the image data and stores the wavelet coefficients in a data structure that supports efficient retrieval of the data needed to generate a specified rectangular zone of the image at a chosen spatial resolution.

The data structure of a MrSID image is a set of bitplanes designed to support 'transactions' of image data by extracting and delivering exactly and only those bitplanes necessary to construct a view according to desired scene, scale, or image quality, independent of bandwidth constraints. The format was designed to enable instantaneous viewing and manipulation of imagery both locally and over networks without sacrificing quality.

The format is intended for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and satellite imagery software, and is well suited to streaming over the web or other networks.

The default software associated to sid file type:

LizardTech, Inc. logo LizardTech ExpressView (MrSID) Browser Plug-in  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  LizardTech, Inc.

LizardTech ExpressView (MrSID) Browser Plug-in is add-on for Internet Explorer and Firefox for Windows used to view MrSID and JPEG2000 images.

Help how to open SID files:

The SID file format is supported by programs developed by the LizardTech.

The LizardTech developed a browser plug-in, that installs support for the SID LizardTech MrSID image file format in to Internet browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.

How to convert file with extension SID:

Several graphics conversions seems to be possible.

Find conversions from sid file:

sid to bmp

sid to jpeg

sid to jpg

sid to pdf

sid to png

sid to tif

sid to tiff

Find converter to sid file type:

ecw to sid

File identification strings:

HEX code: 6D 73 69 64
ASCII code: msid

Related links:

About MrSID at Wikipedia

List of software applications associated to the .sid file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open sid file, edit sid file, convert sid file, view sid file, play sid file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the sid files.

  • Open sid file
  • Save sid file
  • Edit sid file
  • View sid file
  • Convert sid file
  • Import sid file

Software that open sid file - LizardTech MrSID image file format

Click on the link to get more information about GeoExpress for open sid file action.

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