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Details of extension .rw2

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .rw2 file extension, which is related to Panasonic LX3 RAW Image.

We'll explain what exactly a .rw2 file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .rw2 files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too.

Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


  1. Panasonic LX3 RAW Image

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Panasonic LX3 RAW Image

rw2 file - Panasonic LX3 RAW Image
The RW2 file belongs to the Graphic category and works with Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer, being used as a Panasonic LX3 RAW Image. A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor of a Olympus digital camera. The developer is still actively supporting the Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer, likely. Our data shows that Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer uses 8 more file types.
Program name: -
Category: Graphic files
Mime-type: image/x-raw
Related extensions:
.acc Altamira Composer Image
.dcmjp2kl JPEG2000 Compressed DICOM Image
.jpg_orig Twitter JPEG Image
.rwz Rawzor Compressed Image

The .rw2 file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .rw2 extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .rw2 file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.r2 WinRAR Multi-Volume Archive Part 2
.dw2 DeathWatch WebCrawler Encrypted Log
.re2 NEK5000 Re2file
.rs2 RailSim2 Saved Layout
.r2w Reflection UNIX and OpenVMS Settings
.rwz Rawzor Compressed Image

The .rw2 extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .rw2 filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

r2 (1), dw2 (1), re2 (1), rs2 (1), r2w (1), rwz (1), ra2 (1), rd2 (1), fw2 (1), rw (1)

Having trouble opening a .rw2 file?

If you want to open a .rw2 file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .rw2 association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.rw2

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program with which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android