VMU File Type

- The quick facts

What are VMU files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VMU 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 VMU file?

A .VMU file is a Hamamatsu Uncompressed Virtual Microscope Specimen file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open VMU files

Important: Different programs may use files with the VMU file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your VMU file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different VMU openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 20, 2016

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

ImageScopeImageScopeUser submitted
NanoZoomer Digital PathologyNanoZoomer Digital PathologyUser submitted

Help us help others

File.org helps thousands of users every day, and we would love to hear from you if you have additional information about VMU file formats, example files, or compatible programs. Please use the links below or email us at submit@file.org to discuss further.