XCF File Type- The quick facts
What are XCF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an XCF 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 an XCF file?
An .XCF file is a GIMP image format file. Files that contain the .xcf file extension are used to store GIMP project files. These files are created with the GNU Image Manipulation Program, and an XCF file is to GIMP what a PSD file is to Photoshop - an image project file.
The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a freeware image editing software application. XCF files save paths, layers, channels, guides, and the current image selection of the image that is being edited. The image data that is saved in the file is compressed using the simple RLE algorithm. The XCF file format was created by the eXperimental Computing Facility, which consists of a group of students whose goals are aimed at advancing computer sciences.
How to open XCF files
We have identified 2 XCF openers for Windows that are compatible with this specific type of XCF file.
Programs that open GIMP image format files
Last updated: December 22, 2021
Suggest another file format using extension XCF
While we know of one file format using the .XCF file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .XCF file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of XCF files. Remember, different programs may use XCF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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