How to open file with XCF extension?

XCF file description

An .XCF file is an image format that is supported by the GIMP image-editing software, and .XCF stands for experimental computing facility. The .XCF file consists of the image related information, wherein the image is captured using the GIMP software. The information includes, image layers, transparency settings, and other image related data associated with one or more images belonging to the same project file. The GIMP software saves the files in the .XCF format by default. Further, the .XCF format can be exported into various other standard formats, such as JPG or PNG using the GIMP software.

Basic information about XCF file

File XCF is one of the files of the Raster Image Files category. Its full name is GIMP Image File . File format XCF was created by GIMP. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file XCF sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a XCF file, you will definitely find it here.
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Programs that support XCF file

Programs for Windows system
Programs for Mac OS system
Programs for Linux system
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the XCF 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.
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What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the XCF file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the XCF file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the XCF 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 XCF file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the XCF file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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