Files with sid suffix are almost always special images in MrSID (Multi-resolution Seamless Image Database) format, developed by LizardTech. Used in GIS and satellite imagery software.
SID file extension - LizardTech MrSID image file format
What is sid file? How to open sid files?
File type specification:
File extension sid is most likely best known for its use for 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:
Company or developer:
LizardTech ExpressView (MrSID) Browser Plug-in is add-on for Internet Explorer and Firefox for Windows used to view MrSID and JPEG2000 images.
List of software applications associated to the .sid file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux 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 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 ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting sid files.
- Open sid file
- Edit sid file
- View sid file
- Convert sid file
- Import sid file