Files with arw extension are in most cases digital RAW images recorded using Sony digital cameras.

There is one other file type using
the ARW file extension!

empty icon.arw - ArtStudio image file

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Software that open arw file

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ARW file extension - Sony Digital Camera RAW digital image

What is arw file? How to open arw files?

File type specification:

Digital camera RAW file type icon Digital camera RAW file type

File extension arw is used for one of the RAW graphical format used by Sony in their digital cameras.

RAW formats generally contains uncompressed image data recorded by the device sensor. These are later often exported to other, more common photo formats such as jpeg.

Other RAW formats used by Sony include sr2 and srf formats.

The default software associated to open arw file:

Adobe Photoshop icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Photoshop  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop is great photography editing software that offers numerous features, powerful tools and other breakthrough capabilities to offer their users maximum performance for image editing.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

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Help how to open:

You will need specialized software like Sony Raw Driver to open the .arw files like common images. Some modern photo editors might also be able to work with ARW format.

How to convert:

Use Image Converter Plus or similar program to convert ARW format and save images in JPEG.

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 05 00 00 00 41 57 31 2E
ASCII code: AW1.

List of software applications associated to the .arw file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open arw file, edit arw file, convert arw file, view arw file, play arw 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 arw files.

Software that open arw file - Sony Digital Camera RAW digital image

Programs supporting the exension arw on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open arw file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with arw file by default:
Adobe Photoshop small icon Adobe Photoshop
Other suggested software:
HDR Darkroom small icon HDR Darkroom
ArcSoft PhotoStudio small icon ArcSoft PhotoStudio
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom small icon Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

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