Files with gem suffix can commonly be found as vector images from old DOS/Atari systems.

There is one other file type using
the GEM file extension!

gem file icon.gem - McAfee AV pattern update file

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GEM file extension - GEM vector graphics

What is gem file? How to open gem files?

File type specification:

Vector graphic file type icon Vector graphic file type

File extension gem is used for GEM vector picture file format. This is the native format for storing metafiles in the GEM graphic user interface system that was popular on PCs in the 1980s with PC/M and DOS operating system (versions of GEM were also available on some other computer systems such as the Atari ST).

Files of this type were created in GEM applications such as GEM Draw.
The format simply records a sequence of GEM drawing operations. It is supported by several graphics applications like Ventura Publisher, Xnview, CorelDraw etc.

The default software associated to gem file type:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logo XnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS.

GEM Draw  Microsoft MS-DOS software

Company or developer:

GEM Draw a graphics drawing program for GEM (Graphical Environment Manager) that was used on CP/M operating system.

Help how to open GEM files:

Use XnView, Corel Ventura Publisher to view content of GEM vector picture.

How to convert file with extension GEM:

A conversion to other graphics format is possible, but this format is not that well supported in modern programs.

Find conversions from gem file:

gem to jpeg

List of software applications associated to the .gem file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open gem file, edit gem file, convert gem file, view gem file, play gem file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the gem files.

  • Open gem file
  • Save gem file
  • Edit gem file
  • View gem file
  • Create gem file
  • Others gem file

Software that open gem file - GEM vector graphics

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