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File Extensions

AWC supports a large number of image file formats some of which are rather obscure. Rather than cluttering up the interface with long lists of every file type that is supported you can tell the program only to load those files that you actually use.

On the File Extensions page you can manage all the different file types. Just select the ones that you use by putting a tick next to them. When you first install AWC the most common file types are already selected for you. If the file type is not selected here it will never appear in the list of files that are to be displayed. So, for example, if you are in View By File mode and you drag a bunch of Photoshop files into the list they will be rejected unless you have enabled PSD files here.

There is a large number of Camera RAW formats in the list. These are commonly referred to as digital negatives and are typically very large as they are uncompressed image data. There is no standard for RAW files and so each manufacturer has their own. They frequently change the format without notice which breaks any software designed to use them. All the formats that appear in the extensions list have been tested to prove that they will load representative samples of the format so there's a good chance that yours is supported but comes with no guarantees: just give it a try.

The full set of image formats supported is listed below:

Extension

Description

*.jpg

Independent JPEG Group

*.jpeg

Independent JPEG Group

*.gif

Graphics Interchange Format

*.bmp

Windows or OS/2 Bitmap File

*.png

Portable Network Graphics

*.rle

Run Length Encoded Bitmap

*.tga

Truevision Targa files

*.pcx

Zsoft Paintbrush PCX bitmap format

*.tif

Tagged Image File Format

*.tiff

Tagged Image File Format

*.psd

Adobe Photoshop

*.pct

Macintosh PICT

*.pict

Macintosh PICT

*.ras

Sun Raster Image

Supported Camera Raw Formats

*.3fr

Hasselblad Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.arw

Sony Digital Camera Raw Image Format for Alpha devices.

*.bay

Casio Digital Camera Raw File Format.

*.bmq

NuCore Raw Image File.

*.cap

Phase One Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.cine

Phantom Software Raw Image File.

*.cr2

Canon Digital Camera RAW Image Format version 2.0. These images are based on the TIFF image

*.crw

Canon Digital Camera RAW Image Format version 1.0.

*.cs1

Capture Shop Raw Image File.

*.dc2

Kodak DC25 Digital Camera File.

*.dcr

Kodak Digital Camera Raw Image Format for these models: Kodak DSC Pro SLR/c, Kodak DSC Pro SLR/n, Kodak DSC Pro 14N, Kodak DSC PRO 14nx.

*.dng

Adobe Digital Negative: DNG is publicly available archival format for the raw files generated by digital cameras.

*.drf

Kodak Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.dsc

Kodak Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.erf

Epson Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.fff

Imacon Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.hdr

Leaf Raw Image File.

*.ia

Sinar Raw Image File.

*.iiq

Phase One Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.k25

Kodak DC25 Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.kc2

Kodak DCS200 Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.kdc

Kodak Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.mdc

Minolta RD175 Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.mef

Mamiya Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.mos

Mamiya Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.mrw

Minolta Dimage Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.nef

Nikon Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.nrw

Nikon Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.orf

Olympus Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.pef

Pentax Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.ptx

Pentax Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.pxn

Logitech Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.qtk

Apple Quicktake 100/150 Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.raf

Fuji Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.raw

Panasonic Digital Camera Image Format.

*.rdc

Digital Foto Maker Raw Image File.

*.rw2

Panasonic LX3 Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.rwz

Rawzor Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.sr2

Sony Digital Camera Raw Image Format.

*.srf

Sony Digital Camera Raw Image Format for DSC-F828 8 megapixel digital camera or Sony DSC-R1

*.sti

Sinar Capture Shop Raw Image File.