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Enhanced Compressed Wavelet (.ecw) files

EclipseCrossword saves crossword puzzle files with the .ecw extension.  (For example, "My crossword.ecw".)  Unfortunately, this same file extension is also used by another completely different type of file, an Enhanced Compressed Wavelet image.  These types of files are usually maps, satellite photos, or other similar large photos.  If you have been given an .ecw file and EclipseCrossword tells you that it's not a crossword puzzle, it may be an Enhanced Compressed Wavelet file.

How to open Enhanced Compressed Wavelet files

EclipseCrossword's good at crossword puzzles, not satellite images, so you'll need a different program to open that file.  IrfanView is a popular free program for Windows that can be used to open those types of pictures.  (Green Eclipse does not endorse any particular software package or manufacturer.  Please be careful when downloading software from the internet, and only download files from sites that you trust.)


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