CAM File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CAM file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CAM files.

What is a CAM file?

The CAM file format is used for an image file type that was created by Casio for one of their digital camera product models in the mid 1990s. Also known as Casio QV digital camera image files, files in this format use the .cam file extension. These CAM image files are generated by Casio QV digital cameras.A .cam file contains bitmap graphics and digital photos that have been taken using a Casio QV digital camera. The XnView software, which is a program for Windows PCs, can be used to open and view these CAM files.Other photo editing applications and bitmap graphics authoring programs for both Windows PCs and Mac OS X computers may be used to open and view the digital image content of these CAM files. These applications may also be used to export these .cam files to other more standard image formats like JPG, BMP and so on.

How to open CAM files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CAM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CAM openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CAM

While we know of one file format using the .CAM file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CAM file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
CamtasiaCamtasiaUser submitted
Altium DesignerAltium DesignerUser submitted
VuePrintVuePrintUser submitted
Altium Designer SummerAltium Designer SummerUser submitted
FileMaker Pro RuntimeFileMaker Pro RuntimeUser submitted
Camtasia StudioCamtasia StudioUser submitted
BobCAD CAMBobCAD CAMUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CAM-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with CAM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!