File Extension Library

.X3F File Extension

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

What are .X3F files and how to open them?

Can't open .X3F 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 .X3F file.

What is a .X3F file extension?

.X3F file extension is created by SIGMA. .X3F has been classified as Camera Raw Files. The format of .X3F file is Binary.

.X3F is SIGMA X3F Camera RAW File

An X3F file is a RAW file saved in SIGMA's X3F format, a high-end digital photo format also known as the Foveon X3 format or "FOVb." It stores data for a single image captured with a digital camera. X3F files support image data, thumbnails, preview images, and text property information.

SIGMA is a developer of high-end digital cameras. The X3F format is supported by several SIGMA cameras that use the Foveon X3 sensor, including the SD series SLR cameras and the DP series compact cameras.

X3F files can be opened by several programs, which include SIGMA Photo Pro, Corel PaintShop Pro, and CyberLink PhotoDirector. Adobe Photoshop can also open X3F files but may not support X3F files created by newer models of SIGMA cameras, such as the dp Quattro series cameras.

List of all softwares that can open the SIGMA X3F Camera RAW File
File Viewer Plus
SIGMA Photo Pro
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Corel PaintShop Pro 2019
CyberLink PhotoDirector 8 Ultra
EZ Freeware Free Opener
SIGMA Photo Pro
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
CyberLink PhotoDirector 8 Ultra

How to fix problems with .X3F files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .X3F files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .X3F file format
  2. You need to check the .X3F file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)