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
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 Converter||User submitted|
|CorelDRAW Graphics Suite||User submitted|
|FastStone Image Viewer||User submitted|
|Ulead Photo Explorer||User submitted|
|Ulead Instant Viewer||User submitted|
|Zoner Photo Studio||User submitted|
|Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business Edition||User submitted|
|Photomania Deluxe||User submitted|
|Hornil StylePix||User submitted|