NRW (Nikon Digital SLR Camera Raw Image File)

The NRW Raster image file format

NRW files are produced by digital SLR cameras from Nikon like those of the COOLPIX series. The image data saved when taking a picture in the NRW format is uncompressed. It's a successor of the other Nikon Raw format NEF, yet contains information and features that support functions from Windows Imaging Component.

Technical details of NRW files

NRW files show many of the characteristics of RAW image formats. The files are considerably large and contain camera information as well as a high resolution that enable editing on a highly detailed level. However, the format isn't supported by as many programs as other, better known Raw image files. NRW files contain 12-bit RGB data and usually have a file size of 22 MB.

More information about the NRW file format

File extension .nrw
File category Raster image
Associated programs Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Nikon ViewNX
Nikon Capture NX
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
Google Picasa
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Useful links More details about the NRW file
Developer Nikon Corporation