LAYOUT File - opening and understanding

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

What is a LAYOUT file?

The .layout file extension is most commonly associated with Apple MainStage layout files. These files allow a user to customize the look and feel of the Apple MainStage interface, such as the layout of the interface and the color of the MainStage controls.

The .layout file extension is also used for Adobe Premiere Layout files.

How to open LAYOUT 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 LAYOUT for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension LAYOUT

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Adobe Premiere ProAdobe Premiere ProUser submitted
LayOutLayOutUser submitted
Adobe Premiere ElementsAdobe Premiere ElementsUser submitted
Sage Reporting EngineSage Reporting EngineUser submitted
Adobe Premiere Pro CCAdobe Premiere Pro CCUser submitted
Chief Architect PremierChief Architect PremierUser submitted
Adobe Premiere StandardAdobe Premiere StandardUser submitted
Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer SuiteBetter Homes and Gardens Home Designer SuiteUser submitted
Home Designer SuiteHome Designer SuiteUser submitted
Home Designer ProHome Designer ProUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with LAYOUT-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 LAYOUT-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!