RW2 File

What are RW2 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a RW2 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a RW2 file?

A .RW2 file is a Panasonic RAW Image file.

The .rw2 file extension is used for a digital image format called Panasonic RAW Image, which Panasonic Corporation developed for one of their digital camera product lines. These RW2 files are also known as Panasonic Lumix RAW image files, as they a created by Panasonic Lumix digital cameras.

These RW2 files contain unprocessed digital images that have been captured through a Panasonic Lumix digital camera, and many standard image editing applications and graphics design authoring tools may not be able to open and edit them. In that case, you need to convert the RW2 files to more common image file formats like JPG first.

How to open RW2 files

We have identified eight RW2 openers that are compatible with this specific type of RW2 file.

Programs that open Panasonic RAW Image files

Last updated: December 27, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of RW2 files. Remember, different programs may use RW2 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
FastStone Image ViewerFastStone Image ViewerUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted
RAW Thumbnail ViewerRAW Thumbnail ViewerUser submitted
PixillionPixillionUser submitted
Luminance HDRLuminance HDRUser submitted
PhotoStudio DarkroomPhotoStudio DarkroomUser submitted
JRiver Media CenterJRiver Media CenterUser submitted
DxO Optics ProDxO Optics ProUser submitted
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