IMA File - opening and understanding

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

What is an IMA file?

Files with the .ima extension are most commonly associated with disk image files. These files are used by a broad range of software applications. The IMA file contains the entire contents of a CD in the same order that the data appears on the CD. WinImage and ImageMixer use the IMA file format.

The .ima file extension is also used for AIM Grey Scale image files, EGO - Chart - Autumn Mirage vector graphic files, System Mechanic files and Incredimail animation files.

How to open IMA 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 IMA for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension IMA

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

PowerISOPowerISOUser submitted
IsoBusterIsoBusterUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
WinImageWinImageUser submitted
UltraISO PremiumUltraISO PremiumUser submitted
WinArchiverWinArchiverUser submitted
UndiskerUndiskerUser submitted
Total Commander Ultima PrimeTotal Commander Ultima PrimeUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
ExtractNow ApplicationExtractNow ApplicationUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with IMA-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 IMA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!