EIP File Extension

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Enhanced Image Package Format
  • Developer
    Phase One
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    4 (1 votes)

What is EIP file?

Full format name of files that use EIP extension is Enhanced Image Package Format. Phase One defined the Enhanced Image Package Format format standard. EIP file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. EIP file format, along with 26 other file formats, belongs to the Camera Raw Files category. The most popular program for handling EIP files is Microsoft Windows Photos, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support EIP file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support EIP files. Files with EIP extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support EIP file

How to open file with EIP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening EIP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with EIP files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Windows Photos software

Problems with opening and working with EIP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with EIP files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Windows Photos or one to the listed programs: Capture One. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Windows Photos website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Windows Photos to the latest version

If you already have Microsoft Windows Photos installed on your systems and EIP files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft Windows Photos installed, it may not support EIP format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Windows Photos.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Windows Photos to EIP files

After installing Microsoft Windows Photos (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open EIP files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the EIP file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft Windows Photos installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open EIP files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the EIP file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Microsoft Windows Photos and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with EIP extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the EIP is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the EIP file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The EIP may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the EIP file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the EIP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the EIP file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with EIP extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Enhanced Image Package Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Windows Photos

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support EIP files. Close all running programs and try opening the EIP file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Enhanced Image Package Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with EIP files affecting older versions of given software.

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