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PGW file extension

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

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

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0 extension(s) and 2 alias(es) found in database

✅ PNG World File

PFW file is a PNG World File. Sometimes .png files intended for geographic usage in a GIS may be accompanied by "world" files in .pfw format. This combination uses two files, a .png file and a similarly-named .pfw "world" file to provide some georeferencing information.
PFW format description not yet available
Category: GIS files
Application: Autodesk LandXplorer
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PFW aliases:
PFW related links:
PFW related extensions:
JPEG Bitmap Image

Portable Network Graphics Image

JPEG World File

BMP World File

MNG Portable Network JPEG Format Image

✅ BlenderGIS PNG World Data

PNGW file is a BlenderGIS PNG World Data. Blender is a free (GPL lincensed), popular Open Source 3D graphics application. BlenderGIS is a Blender addon to make the bridge between Blender and geographic data.
PNGW format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: BlenderGIS
Mime-type: application/blender
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PNGW aliases:
pgw, pgwx
PNGW related links:
PNGW related extensions:

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

🚫 The .pgw file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

gpw, gw, lgw, ogw, pbw, pfw, pg, pga, pgd, pge, pgq, pgs, phw, pnw, prw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Graph Paper World File
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PNG World File
STK Great Arc Propagator File
SWAT Groundwater Input Data
PageQ Browser Data

🔴 Can't open a .pgw 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 .pgw 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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