In this format, you can save images that are shot on Sony (Minolta) cameras and some digital SLR cameras. MRW images are stored in uncompressed RAW form, and they contain more detail than compressed images. This format allows you to edit the white balance, exposure, brightness, and other elements losslessly.
This format is used to store small personal icons. It is used in website development to create favicons that are displayed in the address bar of the web browser as well as in satellite TV for identifying broadcast channels. It is very similar in structure to a GIF format image.