IMAGE File - opening and understanding

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

What is an IMAGE file?

Files that contain the .image file extension are most commonly associated with bitmap image sources that are used on a Unix-based operating system. These images are referenced by the operating system when a user opens the associated application.

The ShrinkWrap image software also uses the .image file extension. The ShrinkWrap program creates a copy of the data on a Mac-formatted disk. These IMAGE files can then be used by the computer user as a virtual hard drive on the Mac computer.

The .image file suffix is also used by the Disk Copy software. This software is similar in nature to the ShrinkWrap software application and uses the .image file extension for the same purpose.

How to open IMAGE 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 IMAGE for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension IMAGE

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

IsoBusterIsoBusterUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
Squeak SmalltalkSqueak SmalltalkUser submitted
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CoLOS CreateCoLOS CreateUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with IMAGE-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 IMAGE-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!