Opening XMP files

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

What is a XMP file?

XMP is an acronym for Extensible Metadata Platform. Files that contain the .xmp file extension normally store metadata information that describes an associated image, database or Web document file. The XMP file format was created by Adobe as a part of the Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform.

An XMP file can contain a variety of information about the associated file, such as the file description, author, copyright information, title and keywords. These details are saved in the standard metadata format, making it searchable by XMP-compatible applications. The XMP files are used to organize large volumes of files into a searchable database.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

Chief Content Editor and File Expert

Suggestions for this page? Mail me.