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What are X3F files?

X3F is a file extension commonly associated with SIGMA X3F Camera RAW Format files, a high-end digital photography format also known as Foveon X3 or "FOVb" format.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the X3F format?

The X3F format is a multimedia standard in the current world of digital content. And it shows the following advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages:

  • The X3F files are compatible with the software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows
  • The X3F format with its ability to record both captured and possible image values, offers a greater amount of information such as exposure parameters, balance, focal length, among other details concerning the image.
  • As mentioned, one of the major advantages of the X3F image is the amount of information that is stored, but this, in turn, also translates into a higher image quality compared to other formats, since it can be much more faithful to aspects such as color and contrast of the photograph.
  • The camera takes care of the internal processing when the shutter is released. However, it is noteworthy to mention that, unlike others, the X3F format has no packet loss when compressed.

Disadvantages:

  • One of the main disadvantages of images in X3F format is that they are considerably heavier and can exceed other formats by several tens of MB.
  • The pictures you take in X3F format, of course, need to be processed through a computer software, before you can view them on a device other than your camera.

X3F Format FAQs

How do I open X3F files?

X3F files can be opened with several programs, including SIGMA Photo Pro, Corel PaintShop Pro and CyberLink PhotoDirector. Adobe Photoshop can also open X3F files, but may not support X3F files created by newer SIGMA camera models, such as the dp Quattro series cameras.


What programs support X3F files?

Windows:

  • File Viewer Plus
  • SIGMA Photo Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop 2022
  • Corel PaintShop Pro 2022
  • CyberLink PhotoDirector 365
  • EZ Freeware Free Opener

Mac:

  • SIGMA Photo Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop 2022
  • CyberLink PhotoDirector 365
  • Android
  • File Viewer for Android