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.APM File Extension

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File TypeAldus Placeable Metafile Image

DeveloperAdobe Systems
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CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Metafile image created by many Windows programs originally designed to scale images on output devices; contains an image and metafile header information; similar to .WMF file except that it contains a preceding 22-byte header.

More Information

APM files cannot be used natively by the Windows API metafile functions GetMetaFile(), CopyMetaFile(), and PlayMetaFile(). They must first be stripped of their 22-byte header, which can be completed with the Microsoft program Wmapmf.exe.

Programs that open APM files
Windows
fCoder Group Image Converter Plus
Wmapmf.exe
GIMP
Mac
GIMP
Linux
GIMP
Updated 1/15/2010

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