.INK File Extension

.INK File Extension

File Type 1

Mimio Notebook

Developer Mimio
Popularity
3.8  |  77 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is an INK file?

An INK file is a whiteboard drawing created by Boxlight MimioStudio, an interactive whiteboard program used by teachers and students. It contains some combination of notes, diagrams, charts, drawings, images, and videos intended to be displayed on an electronic whiteboard. INK files are created by MimioStudio's Mimio Notebook tool.

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Boxlight MimioStudio is a suite of tools that allows teachers and students to create, show, and interact with electronic whiteboard presentations. MimioStudio includes a tool called Mimio Notebook, which teachers use to create drawings, charts, slides, and other items they can present on a whiteboard. These presentations are saved as Mimio Notebook files, which use the .ink file extension.

INK files can contain any number of notebook pages, which can be shown and paged through on a whiteboard. Pages and objects on pages (such as drawings, text, and videos) can be moved within a notebook as teachers see fit. Teachers can also copy images and other select content from a notebook to other applications, such as Microsoft Office programs. If a teacher needs to share an INK file with a student or other teacher that does not have access to Mimio Notebook, they can export the INK file as an .HTML, .JPEG, .PNG, .GIF, .TIFF, or .PDF file.

NOTE: INK files created in newer versions of MimioStudio may not open in older versions of MimioStudio, because some MimioStudio features are not compatible across versions.

How do I open an INK file?

You can open an INK file with the Mimio Notebook tool included in Boxlight MimioStudio. To do so:

  1. From within MimioStudio, open Mimio Notebook.
  2. Select Mimio Notebook's Open button.
  3. Navigate to and open your INK file.

How do I convert an INK file to other formats?

To convert a Mimio Notebook (INK file) to another file format:

  1. Open the INK file in Mimio Notebook.
  2. Select Mimio Notebook's Save button.
  3. When the Save As window appears, select the Save as type dropdown menu. Then, select the format you want to convert your INK file to.
  4. Select Save. A copy of your INK file will be saved in the format you selected in step 3.
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Programs that open INK files

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Updated March 24, 2021
File Type 2

InkML Image

Developer W3C
Popularity
3.5  |  15 Votes
Category Vector Image Files
Format XML

What is an INK file?

Digital pen drawing saved using the Inke Markup Language (InkML), an XML file format used to save digitally drawn images and notes; contains a vector graphic stored as one or more sequences of connected points.

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INK files are used for storing pen strokes and redrawing them using trace functions. They can be resized without losing the quality of the original pen stroke curves since the trace functions interpolate between points.

Programs that open or reference INK files

Updated October 22, 2010
File Type 3

Pantone Reference File

Developer Pantone
Popularity
2.5  |  11 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format N/A

What is an INK file?

Contains color information related to a specific image file; saved in a standard format defined by Pantone, Inc; should be stored in the same directory as the corresponding image file.

Programs that open INK files

Windows
Updated June 16, 2009
File Type 4

Pocket PC Handwritten Note

Developer Pocket PC
Popularity
2.4  |  7 Votes
Category Vector Image Files
Format N/A

What is an INK file?

Textual note or drawing created on a Pocket PC PDA using a digital pen; saved in a proprietary vector image format, which makes it possible to scale the drawing without losing quality.

Programs that open INK files

Windows
InkNote Manager
Updated January 9, 2007
File Type 5

Inker Image

Developer Inker
Popularity
3.5  |  2 Votes
Category Vector Image Files
Format Text

What is an INK file?

An INK file is an image created using Inker, a vector art application available online and for Chrome, Android, and macOS devices. It contains JSON-formatted text used to show a vector graphic in Inker. INK files can be used to export images from Inker as .PNG, .SVG, or .EPS files.

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Screenshot of a .ink file in Inker
INK file open in Inker

Artists and graphic designers use Inker to create logos, mockups, drawings, and other images. If an artist wants to save a copy of an in-process Inker image to their desktop, so they can open and edit the image again later, they can click Inker's Save button. This saves the artist's image as an INK file.

When opened in Inker, INK files show the vector graphic an artist has created. The graphic may include lines, shapes, text, and ruler guidelines. When opened in a text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad or Apple TextEdit, INK files show the JSON-formatted text Inker "reads" to determine how an image should appear. For example, the "width and "height" settings listed in an INK file control how large an Inker image is. The remainder of the file's text specifies what layers, lines, shapes, text, and guidelines appear in the image.

After an artist finishes creating an image in Inker, they can export the image as a PNG, SVG, or EPS file. To do so, they must click the application's hamburger menu and then select the applicable Export button. All users can export Inker images as PNG files, but only paid users can export Inker images as SVG or EPS files.

How do I open an INK file?

You can open an INK file (Inker Image) in Inker, which is available as a web application and for Chrome, Android, and macOS devices. To open an INK file in Inker, select Open from the program's menu bar. Then, navigate to and open your INK file.

Because INK files are plain text files, you can also open them in any text editor. This will show you the JSON-formatted text that Inker translates into a vector graphic. This may be useful if you do not have access to Inker but want to learn more about the image an INK file describes.

Programs that open INK files

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Web
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Free+
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Updated April 8, 2021

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