Resolve issues opening ECW file created in ERDAS Imagine 2016 in MapInfo Pro v15 32-bit

Product Affected: MapInfo Pro v15.0.2 32-bit
Product Feature: Data Creation/Import/Open


Users may receive an error message while opening an ECW file created in ERDAS Imagine 2016 which prevents the image from opening successfully.


ECW version 3 created by ERDAS Imagine 2016 is not supported in MapInfo Pro v15.0 32-bit.


UPDATED: December 5, 2019
As a workaround, users may try one of the following to successfully import the ECW file in MapInfo Pro:
  1. Open the processed raster from ERDAS Imagine 2016 in the latest MapInfo Pro 64-bit version instead of the 32-bit version
  2. To open the raster in MapInfo Pro v15.0 32-bit, reprocess the raster in ERDAS Imagine 2016 and choose the option to output the ECW as version 2 instead of the default version 3.