How to open .ecw file format?

The probably reason why you are at this website is a problem with opening .ecw file. The full name of the file is Enhanced Compression Wavelet Image. If the double-click on the file’s icon shows you a message that additional programs are needed to open the file, you’ll find the list of helpful programs in the bottom of the page.The developer of this format is ERDAS.

.ecw file extension (Enhanced Compression Wavelet Image)

Category Developer/Producer File description Popularity
Raster Image Files ERDAS Enhanced Compression Wavelet Image
Programs using this file extension: .ecw
ADS OS Software
  • ERDAS ECW JPEG2000 Codec SDK
  • ACD Systems Canvas 14
  • Safe Software FME Desktop
  • ESRI ArcGIS Desktop
  • TatukGIS Viewer
  • GTRI FalconView
  • IrfanView

The file extension .ecw can be used by another programs. If you have some useful information about .ecw file type that may help other users, please send them to us and we’ll update our database.

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  • What is .ecw file?
  • How can I convert .ecw file?
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