WMF File Type

- The quick facts

What are WMF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WMF 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 WMF file?

WMF files have multiple uses, and Windows Metafile Image is one of them.

Windows Metafile Image

These WMF files contain a graphic file format consisting of a series of drawing operations used to create vector images and raster graphics.

The WMF file format was initially created in the 1990s. However, this particular image format has been widely replaced by more recent and versatile image file formats, including the JPG and GIF file formats.

How to open WMF files

We have identified 8 WMF openers that are compatible with this specific type of WMF file.

Programs that open Windows Metafile Image files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderVerified
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProVerified
AVS Photo EditorAVS Photo EditorVerified

Last updated: March 16, 2022

All known file formats using extension .WMF

While Windows Metafile Image is a popular type of WMF-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .WMF extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

L3DT Water Map File

We know that one WMF format is L3DT Water Map File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

WMF opener for Windows

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


Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
FastStone Image ViewerFastStone Image ViewerUser submitted
Ulead Photo ExplorerUlead Photo ExplorerUser submitted
Ulead Instant ViewerUlead Instant ViewerUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted
Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business EditionAdobe PhotoDeluxe Business EditionUser submitted
Photomania DeluxePhotomania DeluxeUser submitted
VuePrintVuePrintUser submitted
Hornil StylePixHornil StylePixUser submitted