Open sid file

Did your computer fail to open sid file? We explain what sid files are and recommend software that we know can open your sid files.

What is sid file?

Files with sid extension are almost always special images in MrSID (Multi-resolution Seamless Image Database) format, developed by LizardTech. Used in GIS and satellite imagery software.

sid file description

File extension sid is most likely best known for its use for LizardTech MrSID image file format.

MrSID is an acronym for Multi-resolution Seamless Image Database, a powerful wavelet-based image compressor, viewer and file format for massive raster images. These data can be viewed in a variety of GIS software applications.

MrSID is proprietary format owned by LizardTech, subsidiary of Celartem Technology Inc., a Japan-based technology company focused on storage and distribution technologies for digital images.

MrSID file format is designed to enable portability of massive bit-mapped (raster) images. The format employs discrete wavelet transformations (DWT) in a seamless fashion on tile subsets of the image data and stores the wavelet coefficients in a data structure that supports efficient retrieval of the data needed to generate a specified rectangular zone of the image at a chosen spatial resolution.

The data structure of a MrSID image is a set of bitplanes designed to support 'transactions' of image data by extracting and delivering exactly and only those bitplanes necessary to construct a view according to desired scene, scale, or image quality, independent of bandwidth constraints. The format was designed to enable instantaneous viewing and manipulation of imagery both locally and over networks without sacrificing quality.

The format is intended for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and satellite imagery software, and is well suited to streaming over the web or other networks.

Software that will open sid file

LizardTech ExpressView (MrSID) Browser Plug-in

A plugin for Internet Explorer and Firefox used for viewing of MrSID and JPEG2000 images

Other sid file extensions

sid - Commodore 64 tunes and sound effects file

Files with sid extension are used by SIDTool. They contain some audio data playable on C64 emulators.

sid - slot id data

A sid file extension is related to the and used for its slot id data.

sid - ScanIt document

An sid file extension is related to the ScanIt software. An sid file stores document.

sid - Steam game data backup

Files with sid file extension can be found as backup files from Steam Client. Created when a game in the library is backed up.

sid - Systems Management Server software inventory

A sid file extension is related to the Microsoft Systems Management Server. A sid file stores software dictionary.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

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