An avs file extension is associated with the Stardent AVS X bitmap image file format.

There are 5 other file types using
the AVS file extension!

avs icon.avs - Winamp Advanced Visualization Studio preset

avs icon.avs - Adobe Photoshop variations data

empty icon.avs - Avid settings

empty icon.avs - Avisynth script

empty icon.avs - Intel Application Visualization System video data

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AVS file extension - Stardent AVS X bitmap image

What is avs file? How to open avs files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

avs file icon: avs filetype icon

The avs file extension is related to a very old program called Application Visualization Software (AVS) that was sold by Stardent in early 90s.

The avs file is bitmap image crated in AVS.

The AVS image format is pretty straightforward. It consists of an 8 byte header followed by a,r,g,b per pixel, ordered top to bottom, left to right. (a == alpha, r == red, g = reen, b == blue) Each colour/alpha component is 1 unsigned byte. The header simply consists of the width and height of the image, each as 4 byte unsigned integers.

Note the format assumes a byte ordering as per SGI/Macintosh/Motorola processors, if reading an AVS image from a machine with the opposite byte ordering then the appropriate byte swapping is required.

This avs file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open avs file:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logoXnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

A free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats and also supports export to 70 different file formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS (OS X).

Help how to open:

Xnview can open and view these *.avs files.

How to convert:

Compatible tools are able to export *.avs files to other formats.

Find conversions from avs file:

avs to art

avs to jpg

Find converter to avs file type:

cmyk to avs

mtv to avs

rgb to avs

tim to avs

Related links:

AVS overview.

List of software applications associated to the .avs file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open avs file, edit avs file, convert avs file, view avs file, play avs 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 avs files.

avs file viewer - programs that view avs file - Stardent AVS X bitmap image

Programs supporting the exension avs on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view avs file action.

Microsoft Windows:


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