CXF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CXF file?

CXF stands for Chemical Abstracts Exchange Format. The Chemical Abstracts Service developed the CXF file format as a standard data exchange for chemical substance software.

Files that contain the .cxf file extension are also used by Google's Picasa application to store Picasa collage files. The Picasa program was created by Google in order to organize and view digital images. Google offers both Mac and Windows versions of the Picasa software.

The .cxf file extension is also used by X-Rite products. The programs use these files for color data to record and transfer color information. These files are saved in a text-based file format.

How to open CXF 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 CXF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different CXF openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CXF

While we know of one file format using the .CXF 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 .CXF file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
Eye-One ShareEye-One ShareUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
PicasaPicasaUser submitted
Param_PCParam_PCUser submitted
Color iControlColor iControlUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CXF-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 CXF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!