How to open a file with .WMF extension?

File Type : Windows Metafile (Microsoft Corporation)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .WMF file

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What is .WMF file extension?

Proprietary Windows graphic format developed by Microsoft; contains a series of drawing operations, including commands for drawing lines, circles, and rectangles; may also contain bitmap drawing operations; used primarily for vector images, but can also include raster graphics. WMF files originally appeared in 1988 with the release of Windows 2.0. Microsoft later published the WMF file format specification with the Windows 3.1 release in 1992, and then published a subsequent specification in 2006. WMF files have largely been replaced by more standard formats, such as .JPG and .GIF images. The WMF format is still supported by various programs, including Microsoft's Windows Photo Viewer, which is included in Windows 7.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open WMFfiles:

  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 2015
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X7
  • ACD Systems Canvas 15
  • MAGIX Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9
  • Newera Graphics Converter Pro
  • Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
  • Microsoft Picture It!
  • Inkscape
  • IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v8
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Cristallight WMF Converter Pro
  • Apple QuickTime Player with Flip4Mac WMV Components
  • Inkscape
  • Inkscape
  • GIMP