AEP File Type

- The quick facts

What are AEP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AEP file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an AEP file?

AEP files have multiple uses, and Adobe After Effects Project is one of them.

Adobe After Effects Project

These AEP files contain project files created in Adobe After Effects. Adobe After Effects is an application designed for visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing.

Television shows, video game creators, and filmmakers use this application in their post-production process. Animation, keying, tracking, and compositing are just a few of the features you have access to.

How to open AEP files

We have identified one AEP opener that is compatible with this specific type of AEP file.

Programs that open Adobe After Effects Project files

Last updated: February 27, 2022

All known file formats using extension .AEP

While Adobe After Effects Project is a popular type of AEP-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .AEP extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

ArcExplorer Project

ArcExplorer is a geographic data explorer developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). It stores project data in AEP files.

With ArcExplorer you can:

  • View and query ESRI shapefiles, ARC/INFO and PC ARC/INFO coverages, and Spatial Database Engine layers.
  • Display a wide variety of image formats.
  • Do Address matching (locate street addresses or intersections on a map).
  • Measure distances on maps.
  • Identify and query geographic and attribute data.
  • Pan and zoom through multiple map layers.
  • View and download data published on Web sites that use ESRI’s Internet Map Server (IMS) technology.

AEP opener for Windows

We have identified 2 AEP openers that are compatible with this specific type of AEP file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AEP files. Remember, different programs may use AEP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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