ARW file format description

Many people share .arw files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .arw file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .arw files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.arw - ArtStudio Image

The ARW graphic files are related to ArtStudio. The ARW file is an ArtStudio Image. ArtStudio is a simple yet powerful drawing and painting program. The ArtStudio seems to be no longer supported.

Graphic files
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ArtStudio Image related extensions:
ArtStudio Image

.srf - Sony RAW Image

The SRF graphic files are related to Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer. The SRF file is a Sony RAW Image. A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor of a Sony digital camera.

Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer
Graphic files
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arw, sr2
Sony RAW Image related extensions:
Gephard Hires Graphics Bitmap Image
VR Photo Image
MacPaint Image
Male MRI Image
Raw Image Data
Egon Animation

Naturally, other applications may also use the .arw file extension. Even harmful programs can create .arw files. Be especially cautious with .arw files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .arw file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .arw file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

adw, afw, agw, ar, ara, ard, are, arq, ars, atw, aw, awr, raw, rw, wrw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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