EMF File Extension

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  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    4 (12 votes)

What is EMF file?

EMF is a vector graphics file format used by Windows operating system, and was developed by Microsoft in 1993. EMF files can also be used to store bitmap and text data.

EMF format applications

EMF files are used by Windows as buffer data for printing. Buffering creates a temporary EMF file that is removed once the printing has been completed.

Advantages of EMF files

EMF file format is device-independent and retains DPI of stored image. Thus, the file can be used on any device, such as printer, plotter, etc.

EMF is a successor to WMF format. The newer version supports 32-bit data, while WMF only supported 16-bit data. EMF format also has the advantage of wider color space (RGB and CMYK), support for high-resolution graphics, and smaller file size. EMF file is a reasonable alternative to RAW file.

Conversion of a EMF file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the EMF extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of EMF file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from EMF extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to EMF file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the EMF file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the EMF file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the EMF file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the EMF file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the EMF file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the EMF file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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