IMG File - opening and understanding

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

What is an IMG file?

Files with the .img file extension are normally bitmap files that contain image data. The image that is contained in the IMG file can be a graphic bitmap or an image of a disc.

When an IMG file contains an image of a disc, then the file can be used to play the disc media on your computer without the need for the physical copy of the disc, much like an ISO file. For example, an IMG file may allow you to play a gaming application on your computer without having the actual gaming disc in your hard drive while you are playing.

How to open IMG 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 IMG for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension IMG

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

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of IMG files. Remember, different programs may use IMG 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
Express ZipExpress ZipUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
WinMount ApplicationWinMount ApplicationUser submitted
ExpressZipExpressZipUser submitted
Zulu DJ SoftwareZulu DJ SoftwareUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
SoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderSoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with IMG-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 IMG-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!