What are SAI files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a SAI 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 SAI file?
The .sai file format is an image file type generated by using the PaintTool SAI software. A SAI file contains drawings made by the user. It is also composed of multiple independent editing layers made from creating more complex artwork form.
Developed and published by SYSTEMAX Software, PaintTool SAI is a lightweight raster graphics editor and painting software with various drawing tools that are not common to other paint tools. It is designed to run on Microsoft Windows series. The stable version of software (v1.2) was officially released in the first quarter of 2014.
Edited paintings and new projects made by using the PaintTool SAI are often saved in .sai format, which can also be exported to .psd format when the user wants to edit it using Adobe PhotoShop. Moreover, .sai files are proprietary in nature. Opening them in other image editing software may not be possible without exporting them in another format or without using the software mentioned above.
How to open SAI files
Important: Different programs may use files with the SAI file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SAI file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different SAI openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 16, 2023
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of SAI files. Remember, different programs may use SAI files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Sage Accounting||User submitted|
|Sage Simply Accounting||User submitted|
|Simply Accounting by Sage||User submitted|
|Paint Tool SAI||User submitted|
|Adobe Photoshop||User submitted|
|PaintTool SAI||User submitted|
|SAI Paint Tool||User submitted|
|Simply Accounting||User submitted|
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