Files with image extension can be also found as various bitmap pictures saved in one of the mostly older file formats.

There are 2 other file types using
the IMAGE file extension!

image file icon.image - ShrinkWrap disk image

image file icon.image - Squeak code file

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Software that works with image file extension

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IMAGE file extension - Bitmap picture

What is image file? How to open image files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The image file extension is also related to Unix and Unix-based operating systems and used for bitmap pictures It appears to be older file format, in modern Unix systems may not be supported.

It is likely that other picture formats also featured image extension for their formats, for example the Electric Image bitmap format etc.

The default software associated to image file type:

Unix icon

The Open Group logo Unix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  The Open Group

Unix is multi-tasking operating system for various platforms. The first version was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

Help how to open IMAGE files:

Various graphics editors may still support even older graphics formats.

How to convert file with extension IMAGE:

Generally, it should be possible to convert images between various formats, provided you will find a converter that support the format.

List of software applications associated to the .image 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 image file, edit image file, convert image file, view image file, play image 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 image files.

  • View image file
  • Others image file

image file viewer - programs that view image file - Bitmap picture

Click on the link to get more information about Unix for view image file action.


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