Files with wmf 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!

wmf file icon.wmf - Widelands map file

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Software that works with wmf file extension

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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: application/x-msmetafile
MIME: application/wmf
MIME: application/x-wmf
MIME: image/wmf
MIME: image/x-wmf
MIME: image/x-win-metafile
MIME: zz-application/zz-winassoc-wmf

The default software associated to wmf 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.

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Help how to open WMF files:

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

How to convert file with extension WMF:

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

Find conversions from wmf file:

wmf to ai

wmf to bmp

wmf to eps

wmf to jpg

wmf to png

wmf to svg

wmf to xls

Find converter to wmf file type:

ai to wmf

bmp to wmf

cdr to wmf

emf to wmf

jpg to wmf

png to wmf

svg to wmf

Related links:

Windows Metafile Format Specification

About Windows Metafile at Wikipedia

List of software applications associated to the .wmf 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 wmf file, edit wmf file, convert wmf file, view wmf file, play wmf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
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 wmf files.

  • Open wmf file
  • Save wmf file
  • Edit wmf file
  • View wmf file
  • Convert wmf file
  • Create wmf file
  • Import wmf file
  • Export wmf file
  • Print wmf file

Software that open wmf file - Windows metafile format

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open wmf file action.

Multiplatform:

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

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