NRW File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a NRW file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .NRW files.

What is a NRW file?

Files with the .nrw extension are most commonly associated with Nikon COOLPIX and digital SLR cameras. The NRW files contain raw images that have been created with the cameras. These cameras save the image files in a raw, uncompressed format. The NRW file extension is similar to the NEF file format, but NRW files can support Windows Imaging Component functions.

The .nrw file extension is also used for Nero CD-ROM (WMA) compilation files.

How to open NRW files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension NRW for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different NRW openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension NRW

While we know of one file format using the .NRW file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .NRW file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of NRW files. Remember, different programs may use NRW files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Nero Burning ROMNero Burning ROMUser submitted
Nero ExpressNero ExpressUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
NeroExpress StarterNeroExpress StarterUser submitted
Capture NXCapture NXUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with NRW-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with NRW-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!