The File Extensions Database


.RWL File Extension

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

What is an .RWL file?

.RWL is Leica RAW Image

Camera RAW image created by a Leica digital camera; saves the picture in a proprietary raw format and maintains the original data as captured by the camera's CCD; often touched up using photo editing software before publishing to the Web, a slide show, or to another digital publication.

Programs that open Leica RAW Image
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Phase One Capture One
Microsoft Windows Photos
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
Adobe Lightroom with Adobe Camera Raw plug-in
CyberLink PhotoDirector 8 Ultra
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Mac
Phase One Capture One
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Adobe Lightroom with Adobe Camera Raw plug-in
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
CyberLink PhotoDirector 8 Ultra
iOS
Adobe Photoshop Express
Android
Adobe Photoshop Express

How to solve problems with RWL files

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