.APM File Extension

.APM File Extension

File Type

Aldus Placeable Metafile Image

Developer Adobe Systems
3.9  |  21 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is an APM file?

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.

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Programs that open APM files

Updated January 15, 2010

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