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.EXR File Extension

File TypeOpenEXR Image

DeveloperIndustrial Light & Magic
Popularity
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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.

What is an EXR file?

Raster image stored in the OpenEXR format, a high dynamic-range (HDR) image file format developed by Industrial Light & Magic; supports multi-layer images, lossy and lossless compression, and 16-bit and 32-bit pixels; used for storing deep raster images for high-quality graphics; used by raster graphics editing programs and imaging applications.

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Programs that open EXR files
Windows
Serif PhotoPlus
Adobe Photoshop with fnord ProEXR plug-in
Adobe After Effects with fnord ProEXR plug-in
Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015
Mac
Adobe Photoshop with fnord ProEXR plug-in
Adobe After Effects with fnord ProEXR plug-in
Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Updated 5/2/2014

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