EXR File - opening and understanding

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

What is an EXR file?

An .EXR file is an OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range bitmap file. Through our analysis of EXR files, we know that one use of the format is OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range bitmap. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open EXR 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 EXR for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension EXR

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Luminance HDRLuminance HDRUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
Pixillion BildkonverterPixillion BildkonverterUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo Commander FREEAshampoo Photo Commander FREEUser submitted
ExecutionerExecutionerUser submitted
easyHDR PROeasyHDR PROUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with EXR-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 EXR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!