UYVY File Extension

UYVY file icon
YUV 16-bit Image Format
  • Category
    Graphic Files
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is UYVY file?

UYVY is a file extension commonly associated with YUV 16-bit Image Format files. Files with UYVY extension may be used by programs distributed for , Windows platform. Files with UYVY extension are categorized as Graphic Files files. The Graphic Files subset comprises 524 various file formats. XnView supports UYVY files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet developer not only will you find detailed information about theXnView software, but also about UYVY and other supported file formats.

Programs which support UYVY file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open UYVY files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with UYVY 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 UYVY file

Windows Windows

How to open file with UYVY extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening UYVY files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with UYVY 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 XnView software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening UYVY files is that no program that can handle UYVY files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install XnView or one to the listed programs: Picture Resize Free Online Images Converter. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. 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. Verify the you have the latest version of XnView

You still cannot access UYVY files although XnView is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why UYVY files are not compatible with XnView. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using XnView.

Step 3. Set the default application to open UYVY files to XnView

If you have the latest version of XnView installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage UYVY on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the UYVY file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the XnView installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open UYVY files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Ensure that the UYVY file is complete and free of errors

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 UYVY file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

Should it happed that the UYVY is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the UYVY file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic UYVY file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with UYVY extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run XnView

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with UYVY extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with YUV 16-bit Image Format files. It may be the case that the UYVY files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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