The File Extensions Database

.ARW File Extension

  • Developer by: Sony
  • Category: Camera Raw Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ARW file?

.ARW is Sony Digital Camera Image

Digital photograph captured by a Sony digital camera, and based on the TIFF specification; contains raw, uncompressed image data as captured by the camera's CCD; can be adjusted using image-editing software before exporting to common raster formats such as .JPG or .TIFF.

Different Sony camera models may store RAWs using the same ".arw" file extension, but with a different format. This is because the CCD on one camera model may differ from the CCD on another camera. Therefore, you should check the documentation of your photo editing software before assuming that it supports a specific camera model.

NOTE: While Sony Camera A and Sony Camera B may both use the ".arw" extension, they may use a different RAW format.

Programs that open Sony Digital Camera Image
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Corel PaintShop Pro 2019
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
Sony RAW Driver
Sony Image Data Converter SR
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Snap Converter
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Adobe Photoshop Express
File Viewer for Android
Adobe Photoshop Express
File Type 2 ArtStudio Image
Developer by: DrawingHand Category: Raster Image Files Format: Binary

Image file created by ArtStudio, a drawing program that allows users to paint images using brushing and mixing techniques; contains a raster image and its properties.

ArtStudio can import images from .JPG, .PICT, .PSD, .BMP, .TIF, .TGA, and .WMF files in ArtStudio.

Programs that open ArtStudio Image
File Viewer for Android

How to solve problems with ARW files

  • Associate the ARW file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ARW file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ARW files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ARW 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 .ARW is Sony Digital Camera Image. Because only the current version supports the latest ARW file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Sony manufacturer website after an available .ARW is Sony Digital Camera Image update.
  • To make sure that your ARW file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.