File Extension Library

.BW File Extension

  • Developer by: Paul Haeberli
  • Category: Raster Image Files

What are .BW files and how to open them?

Can't open .BW file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .BW file.

What is a .BW file extension?

.BW file extension is created by Paul Haeberli. .BW has been classified as Raster Image Files.

.BW is Black and White SGI Image File

Silicon Graphics (SGI) image file format; used for saving black and white images; native format on SGI workstations; can be uncompressed or run-length encoded (RLE).

If the SGI image contains RGB image data, it uses the .RGB extension. If it is an RGB image with an alpha channel it is an .RGBA file.

List of all softwares that can open the Black and White SGI Image File
File Viewer Plus

How to fix problems with .BW files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .BW files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .BW file format
  2. You need to check the .BW file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)