Opening RW2 files

Did your computer fail to open a RW2 file? We explain what RW2 files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your RW2 files.

What is a RW2 file?

The .rw2 file extension is used for a digital image format, which was developed by Panasonic Corporation for one of their digital camera product lines. These RW2 files are also known as Panasonic Lumix RAW image files. An .rw2 file is generated by the Panasonic Lumix digital camera.

These RW2 files contain unprocessed digital images that have been captured through a Panasonic Lumix digital camera. These .rw2 RAW image files cannot be opened and edited by standard image editing applications and graphics design authoring tools. These RW2 files must first be converted to standard image file formats like JPG and BMP before these can be opened and edited through common digital image viewers and photo editing programs.

The PHOTOfunSTUDIO software can be used to open and edit these .rw2 files. This program was created by Panasonic Corporation for Windows PCs. The PHOTOfunSTUDIO software is a photo management tool for Panasonic Lumix digital cameras.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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