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List of common vector graphic file extensions
These common files represents graphics saved in vectors (graphics represented by mathematical functions). Typically used for various shapes, logos and other scalable graphics.
Common vector graphics may change in time as the popularity and significance of some formats can change.
Whole category of vector graphics contains now 200 file types. Show all vector graphic file types.
An ai file extension is associated with Adobe Illustrator and used for vector graphic file created in the program. CorelDraw is also able import and work with .ai files.
A cdr file extension is used for the main vector graphic format of CorelDRAW. CDR is a proprietary format and hence can only be opened in CorelDRAW. To open it in another program, it first has to be exported to other vector format.
A csh file extension is used for Adobe Photoshop shapes files. Photoshop shape files contains vector shapes (objects) used to create objects in vector graphics file format for example cog wheels. Shapes are available through Custom Shape Tool in Adobe Photoshop.
The csl file extension is related to the CorelDRAW symbol library file format.
A drw file extension is related to the Vector drawing file format used by various graphics applications, like CorelDraw Graphics Suite, iGrafx Designer etc.
An emz file extension is used by variety applications developed by the Microsoft. File contains enhanced metadata (EMF vector image format) compressed with ZIP algorithm.
The odg file extension is used for graphic drawing created in OpenOffice.org Draw program, part of OpenOffice.org suite. Vector based format.
Files with pic extension can generally be found as pictures. Many format, most of them old and obsolete. A lot of them are still viewable using XnView.
Files with sda extensions are vector drawings created in old versions of StarOffice's drawing program. Replaced by sxd and later by odg formats.
An svg file extension is associated with the vector graphics format based on XML markup language. The .svg vector file is stored in simple text format with XML tags. It is an open standard developed by World Wide Wide Consortium.
A swf file extension is commonly used for Shockwave Flash movies in animated vector format, used mainly on Internet web sites. Adobe Flash Player can play .swf files.
Files with wmf extension can be found as pictures in Windows Metafile Format. WMF is a 16-bit format introduced in Windows 3.0; a newer 32-bit version with additional commands is called Enhanced Metafile (EMF).
This is a list of some the most common file types from this category and may change in time as the popularity and significance of some formats can change. Whole category of vector graphics contains now 200 file types. Show all vector graphic files.