This format contains uncompressed RAW images, and it is used to create photos for archival storage. It has a TIFF structure and is distributed with open source. DNG is also used for the intermediate storage of digital images. It is supported by most camera manufacturers. It was developed by Adobe. It can be used to store multiple images, one of which is used for previews.
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.