Files with wmf file 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).

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

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Software that open wmf file

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WMF file extension - Windows Metafile Format

What is wmf file? How to open wmf files?

File type specification:

Vector graphic file type icon Vector graphic file type

wmf file icon: wmf filetype icon

Windows Metafile Format - graphics file format used to exchange graphics information between Microsoft Windows applications.

WMF files can hold both vector and bit-mapped images.

WMF is a 16-bit format introduced in Windows 3.0; a newer 32-bit version with additional commands is called Enhanced Metafile (EMF). EMF is also used as a graphics language for printer drivers.

There are also compressed versions of Windows Metafiles known as Compressed Windows Metafile (WMZ) & Compressed Windows Enhanced Metafile (EMZ).

MIME types:

The default software associated to open wmf 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).

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Help how to open:

Use XnView or another graphics viewer such as Nero PhotoSnap Viewer, IrfanView, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw.

How to convert:

Some graphic editors are able to convert *.wmf files to other graphic file formats.

Find conversions from wmf file:

wmf to eps

wmf to jpg

wmf to mp4

wmf to pdf

wmf to png

wmf to svg

wmf to xls

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Related links:

About Windows Metafile at Wikipedia

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

Software that open wmf file - Windows Metafile Format

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


Main software associated with wmf file by default:
XnView MP small icon XnView MP
Other suggested software:
Apache OpenOffice Draw ( Draw) small icon Apache OpenOffice Draw ( Draw)

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