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What are CLIP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CLIP file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your CLIP files.

What is a CLIP file?

CLIP files have multiple uses, and Clip Studio Paint Page is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Clip Studio Paint Page file

Clip Studio Paint is a Japanese drawing program mainly used by illustrators, manga artists, and animation studios. It saves pages (images) in files using the CLIP file extension. In earlier versions of the software, the LIP file extension was used instead. Older versions of the software cannot open CLIP files.

How to open CLIP files

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

Programs that open Clip Studio Paint Page files

Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .CLIP

While Clip Studio Paint Page file is a popular type of CLIP-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CLIP file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

DCTV Paint Clip

We know that one CLIP format is DCTV Paint Clip. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CLIP files. Remember, different programs may use CLIP 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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