What is a .SID File And How To Open It – Extensis (Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .sid extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .sid file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .SID file?

The .SID file extension stands for MrSID Image. This file extension was developed by Extensis. This raster related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .sid file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SID file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .SID file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SID file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .sid file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Extensis GeoExpress, Extensis GeoViewer, Extensis SquishPic and ERDAS IMAGINE software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SID file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Extensis GeoExpress software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SID file on Mac

The .sid file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Extensis SquishPic software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Extensis SquishPic software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SID file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Extensis SquishPic software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SID file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .sid file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Extensis SquishPic software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Extensis SquishPic.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SID file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Extensis SquishPic software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SID file?

If you are still unable to open the .SID file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SID file.sid – Valve, .sid – AmsterCHEM. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SID file with the Extensis GeoExpress, Extensis GeoViewer, Extensis SquishPic, ERDAS IMAGINE programs on Windows, Extensis SquishPic program on Mac and Extensis SquishPic software on Linux.