The File Extensions Database

.ARI File Extension

  • Developer by: ARRI Group
  • Category: Camera Raw Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ARI file?


Image captured by an ARRI digital video camera; stores one still frame from a sequence of images that together comprise a recorded video; used in professional video production and may have color alterations and other adjustments applied before finalizing the video.

Programs that open ARRIRAW Image
File Viewer Plus
Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2018
Microsoft Windows Photos
Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2018
Apple Final Cut Pro with Glue Tools Cineon/DPX Pro plugin
File Type 2 ARI Compressed File Archive
Category: Compressed Files

Archive compressed with arithmetic coding; often used in combination with other compression algorithms such as LZP, DC, BWT, and PPM.

How to solve problems with ARI files

  • Associate the ARI file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ARI file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ARI files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ARI file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ARI is ARRIRAW Image. Because only the current version supports the latest ARI file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the ARRI Group manufacturer website after an available .ARI is ARRIRAW Image update.
  • To make sure that your ARI file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.