RW2 File Type

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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 7 RW2 openers that are compatible with this specific type of RW2 file.

Programs that open Panasonic RAW Image files

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension RW2

While we know of one file format using the .RW2 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 .RW2 file.

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.

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
FastStone Image ViewerFastStone Image ViewerUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted
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