alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .X3F

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .X3F file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .X3F extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .X3F file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .X3F file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Camera Raw Files
File name: SIGMA X3F Camera RAW File
Programs that will open this file:
Adobe DNG Converter Adobe DNG Converter
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
FastPictureViewer Professional FastPictureViewer Professional
PaintShop Pro PaintShop Pro
PhotoDirecto PhotoDirecto
Picasa Picasa
SIGMA Photo Pro SIGMA Photo Pro
Zoner Photo Studio Zoner Photo Studio
Mac OS
Mac OS
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop
Picasa Picasa
darktable darktable
The .X3F file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .X3F extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .X3F file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .X3F file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .X3F file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .X3F file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .X3F file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .X3F file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.