ILBM File Extension

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Interleaved Bitmap Image

What is ILBM file?

ILBM filename suffix is mostly used for Interleaved Bitmap Image files. Interleaved Bitmap Image format was developed by Electronic Arts. ILBM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with ILBM extension are categorized as Raster Image Files files. The Raster Image Files subset comprises 363 various file formats. Users are advised to use XnView software for managing ILBM files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named XnView was created by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ILBM files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ILBM file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open ILBM files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with ILBM 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 ILBM file

How to open file with ILBM extension?

Being unable to open files with ILBM extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ILBM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ILBM files.

Step 1. Download and install XnView

Problems with opening and working with ILBM files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ILBM files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install XnView or one to the listed programs: IrfanView. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ILBM files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download XnView installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of XnView and update if needed

If the problems with opening ILBM files still occur even after installing XnView, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why ILBM files are not compatible with XnView. The latest version of XnView should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign XnView to ILBM files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ILBM files with latest version of XnView you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ILBM file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where XnView is installed, check the Always use this app to open ILBM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ILBM file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ILBM extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the ILBM is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ILBM file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the ILBM in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the ILBM is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the ILBM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the ILBM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic ILBM file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the ILBM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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

4. Check whether your system can handle XnView

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Interleaved Bitmap Image files. It may be the case that the ILBM files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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