HIPS is a file extension commonly associated with Bitmap files. HIPS files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with HIPS extension are categorized as Graphic Files files. The Graphic Files subset comprises 524 various file formats. XnView is by far the most used program for working with HIPS files. XnView software was developed by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet, and on its official website you may find more information about HIPS files or the XnView software program.
Below is a table that list programs that support HIPS files. HIPS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening HIPS files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with HIPS files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with HIPS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with HIPS files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the XnView developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading XnView installed is by going to developer’s website (Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening HIPS files still occur even after installing XnView, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of XnView is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why HIPS files are not compatible with XnView. The most recent version of XnView is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate HIPS files with latest version of XnView you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the HIPS file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the HIPS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. HIPS file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the HIPS file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with HIPS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support HIPS files. Close all running programs and try opening the HIPS file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Bitmap files. It may be the case that the HIPS files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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