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Opening XCF files

Did your computer fail to open a XCF file? We explain what XCF files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your XCF files.

What is a XCF file?

Files that contain the .xcf file extension are most commonly used to store GIMP image files. These image files are created with the GNU Image Manipulation Program.

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 towards advancing computer sciences.

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About File Extension XCF

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