This format is used for storing photos taken with Swedish Hasselblad cameras. It has a RAW image file structure. It is saved without applying automatic corrections. Photographers can edit the 3FR photos by changing the white balance, color correction, and other parameters without sacrificing image quality.
The SXW file format was originally created for StarOffice Writer, the word processing application for Sun Microsystem's StarOffice suite. Programs that can open SXW files include StarOffice Writer and OpenOffice.org Writer. To open an SXW file in Microsoft Word, it's usually possible by renaming it as a DOC file.