File Extension Library

.ECW File Extension

  • Developer by: ERDAS
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ECW file?

.ECW file extension is created by ERDAS. .ECW has been classified as Raster Image Files. The format of .ECW file is Binary.

.ECW is Enhanced Compression Wavelet Image

Compressed image created in the Enhanced Compression Wavelet (ECW) format, which was developed by Earth Resource Mapping, but is now owned and maintained by ERDAS; stores an image designed for use with geospatial data.

ECW files are commonly used to store aerial and satellite map projection images. They support 1 to 8-bit continuous image data per layer up to 255 bands.

List of all softwares that can open the Enhanced Compression Wavelet Image
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
Safe Software FME Desktop
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
TatukGIS Viewer
File Type 2 EclipseCrossword Word List File
Developer by: Green Eclipse Category: Game Files Format: Text

An ECW file contains a crossword created by EclipseCrossword, a program used to generate crossword puzzles. It contains a crossword puzzle, which includes each word with its clue and whether it is down or across. ECW files also include the title, author, copyright, and letter width and height of the puzzle.

You can open ECW files in EclipseCrossword. However, the program is only available for Windows. If you come across an ECW file in macOS you can open the ECW file with a text editor since the file is stored in plain text.

You can print crosswords stored in ECW files and save them as webpages in EclipseCrossword. You can also publish ECW puzzles as .RTF, .WMF, .EPS files.

List of all softwares that can open the EclipseCrossword Word List File
Green Eclipse EclipseCrossword

How to Open .ECW file on different platforms

Open .ECW File on Windows

  • Right-click a .ECW
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .ECW file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .ECW files" Press "Ok"

Open .ECW File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .ECW file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .ECW File on Linux

Right click on the .ECW file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .ECW File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .ECW file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .ECW File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .ECW files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .ECW files

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