.HVIF File Extension
File TypeHaiku Vector Icon File
What is an HVIF file?
An HVIF is a vector icon used by Haiku, an open source computer operating system. It contains an icon saved in the Haiku Vector Icon Format (HVIF), which includes style, path, and shape data. HVIF files are highly optimized for small icon file sizes and quick rendering.
The Haiku operating system (OS) was inspired by BeOS, which was an OS developed in the 1990s. The first beta of Haiku was released in September 2018. The HVIF file format was introduced to replace and improve upon .BMP icons, which were previously used by BeOS for storing icons.