Files with xip file suffix are associated with the Photo Mechanic image browser. A xip file contains metadata.

There are 3 other file types using
the XIP file extension!

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xip file icon.xip - Hotbar image compression format (Skin)

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Software that works with xip file extension

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XIP file extension - Photo Mechanic metadata

What is xip file? How to open xip files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The xip file extension is related to the Photo Mechanic, an image browser for Microsoft Windows and macOS (OS X) operating systems, developed by Camera Bits company.

The xip file contains metadata from Photo Mechanics.

The default software associated to xip file type:

Photo Mechanic picture or screenshot

Photo Mechanic  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Camera Bits

Photo Mechanic is image browser that lets users view digital photos with convenience and speed. Photo Mechanic’s super fast browsing and its ability to quickly Ingest, Edit, and Export your photos, takes the hard work out of your workflow.

Help how to open XIP files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension XIP:

As far as we know, this .xip file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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

  • Create xip file
  • Others xip file

Programs that can create xip file - Photo Mechanic metadata

Click on the link to get more information about Photo Mechanic for create xip file action.


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