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BW file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .bw file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .bw file?
  • What program do I need to open a .bw file?
  • How can the .bw file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .bw files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ SGI Black and White Image

BW file is an SGI Black and White Image. SGI is a native raster graphics file format for Silicon Graphics workstations. On SGI systems, SGI image files end with the extension BW if they are B/W images.
Category: Graphic files
Application: XnView
Mime-type: image/x-sgi
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
BW aliases:
BW related links:
BW related extensions:
Art Image

AT&T Group 4 Bitmap Image

Windows Bitmap Image

CALS Compressed Bitmap

CorelDraw Drawing

Computer Graphics Metafile

Corel Photo-Paint Image

Windows Custom Cursor

Dr. Halo Bitmap Image

Desktop Color Separation Image

Other types of files may also use the .bw file extension.

🔄 .bw converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .bw files to other formats:

XnView, Gimp

For example, using the softwares above, a .bw file can be converted into one of the following formats:

bmf, ptg, g4, 92i, dat, ofx, emf, iss, flp, pdx, bmx, fit, sci, mng, hed

🚫 The .bw file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ba, bd, be, bs, fw, gw, hw, nw, vw, wb

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Ben Daglish Music
SEZ Online Bill of Entry Document
Paradox Query-By-Example Query
Scifer External Header Archive
FIFA 2000 Game Data
Volkswriter Text Document
General Firmware File
Lightscape View File
SWAT Groundwater Input Data
SmartWare Custom View File

🔴 Can't open a .bw file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .bw file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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