MIX File Type

- The quick facts

What are MIX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MIX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a MIX file?

MIX files have multiple uses, and Microsoft PhotoDraw Drawing is one of them.

Microsoft PhotoDraw Drawing

MIX is an acronym for Microsoft Image Extension. Files that contain the .mix file extension typically store Microsoft PictureIt! and PhotoDraw images. PhotoDraw was similar to the Fireworks application that is distributed by Adobe.

Microsoft PhotoDraw used to be a component of the Microsoft Office suite of software applications, although it was also sold as a stand-alone software product. Microsoft discontinued the distribution of PhotoDraw after PhotoDraw 2000 Version 2 was released.

MIX files contain vector and raster graphic images that these two software applications have created. The images stored in the MIX files are commonly used in Microsoft Office documents.

How to open MIX files

We have identified one MIX opener that is compatible with this specific type of MIX file.

Programs that open Microsoft PhotoDraw Drawing files

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .MIX

While Microsoft PhotoDraw Drawing is a popular type of MIX-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .MIX extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Project Dogwaffle Mixing Palette

We know that one MIX format is Project Dogwaffle Mixing Palette. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

MIX opener for Windows

We have identified one MIX opener that is compatible with this specific type of MIX file.

More file formats using the MIX extension

Through our research of MIX files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Atari Digi-Mix Music Module
  • Meshmixer Scene

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

MeshmixerMeshmixerUser submitted
Microsoft Digital Image EditorMicrosoft Digital Image EditorUser submitted
AVS Music MixAVS Music MixUser submitted
AVS Audio EditorAVS Audio EditorUser submitted
AVS Audio ToolsAVS Audio ToolsUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted

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