A bw file extension is related to the Silicon Graphics bitmap picture image format.

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BW file extension - Silicon Graphics image file

What is bw file? How to open bw files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

bw file icon: bw filetype icon

The bw file extension is associated with the Silicon Graphics picture image format originally used for images produced on Silicon Graphics computers.

The SG bitmap format allows compressed (using a run-length encoding system) or uncompressed images, in monochrome and color, with the option of alpha transparency.

This bw file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: March 24, 2024

The default software associated to open bw file:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logoXnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

A free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats and also supports export to 70 different file formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS (OS X).

Help how to open:

Use XnView to view content of the .bw bitmap image files.

How to convert:

XnView is able to export *.bw files to other formats.

Find conversions from bw file:

bw to png

Find converter to bw file type:

jpg to bw

List of software applications associated to the .bw 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 bw file, edit bw file, convert bw file, view bw file, play bw file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 bw files.

Software that open bw file - Silicon Graphics image file

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

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