Files with xwd file extension can be mainly found as pictures or screen dumps saved in format specific for the X Window system.

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

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Software that open xwd file

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XWD file extension - X Window window screen dump or bitmap

What is xwd file? How to open xwd files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

xwd file icon: xwd filetype icon

The xwd file extension is mainly related to X Window bitmap pictures.

This is a format for storing bitmaps of screen captures of the X Window system. There are a large number of variations of this format, depending on the type of graphics adapter the user has (monochrome, fixed colors, color images with palettes, TrueColor and more). Because of the large number of possible variations, not all software which can read this format may be able to read all possible variations of the format.

Additionally, X10 uses a different format from the newer X11 version of X Window. XWD files are not compressed so can be quite large.

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Updated: March 24, 2024

The default software associated to open xwd 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:

Use XnView to view this XWD bitmap image format.
The xwd format is supported by XnViewMP, GIMP, Corel PaintShop Pro X7, Newera Graphics Converter Pro and many other graphics software viewers.

How to convert:

Most likely can be converted to other graphics formats.

Find conversions from xwd file:

xwd to pdf

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

xwd file viewer - programs that view xwd file - X Window window screen dump or bitmap

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

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