EMF File

What are EMF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an EMF 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 EMF file?

EMF files have multiple uses, and HyperVision EMF ASCII Format is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

HyperVision EMF ASCII Format

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open EMF files

Important: Different programs may use files with the EMF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your EMF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: January 16, 2023

All known file formats using extension .EMF

While HyperVision EMF ASCII Format is a popular type of EMF-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .EMF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Jasspa's MicroEmacs Macro File

These EMF files contain the text files of Unix code language edited in Jasspa's MicroEmacs, an Emacs editor biased toward Unix users. This file is used on Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT and DOS operating systems.

Windows Enhanced Metafile

We know that one EMF format is Windows Enhanced Metafile. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

EMF opener for Windows

We have identified 3 EMF openers that are compatible with this specific type of EMF file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

IrfanViewIrfanViewVerified
ImageMagickImageMagickVerified
CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
AVS Photo EditorAVS Photo EditorUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
CorelDRAWCorelDRAWUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted
Photomania DeluxePhotomania DeluxeUser submitted
ImagineImagineUser submitted

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