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Hi All
                I am working on Image File Formats.Now i am studying sony arw File Format ,
               But i cant get any useful information about this format.So Plz help me if anyone is
              having any material or document regarding ARW FILE FORMAT SPECIFICATION.

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Question by:davinder101
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Hi davinder

SONY ARW FORMAT is not actually from SONY CORP.

It is originaly the technology from Minolta

And the Original file format is MRW.

Sony alpha camera are based on Minolta Dynax 5D (Sony bought digital Minolta Camera part in fact)

Hence if u look into the ARW file header...  there is a tag witch start with "MLT0" ! this is the minolta Makernote ID !

Hence ARW file format is simply MRW file format

Both are same and the only diffrence is the extension have changed.

Info on MRW file:
http://webpages.charter.net/bbiggers/DCExperiments/html/body_mrw_file_format.html

Regards
Bijo.
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This one might be helpful too :

http://www.dalibor.cz/minolta/raw_file_format.htm

Note that it also links to the same document jkr mentioned.
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I don't know why I said jkr, when it should have been bijopuli :)
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