The BW format represents the black-and-white version of SGI (Silicon Graphics Image), a raster format created using Silicon Graphics workstation. Similar formats include RGB and RGBA. SGI and its related file extensions were first developed by Paul Haeberli and wereinitially released in mid-1990s. They are currently considered obsolete and difficult to open with regular image viewers.
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