.LYR File Extension

2 file types use the .lyr file extension.

ArcView Layer File

Developer ESRI
3.2  |  13 Votes

What is an LYR file?

Contains information available in ArcView's layer properties dialog box; may include symbols, display settings, joined table details, definition queries, labeling properties, and annotation display properties.

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LYR files are similar to Legend (.AVL) files, but may contain much more information and are saved in a binary format rather than as a text file.

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bestIMAGE Design File

Developer Stork Prints Austria (spgprints)
2.8  |  5 Votes

Layered document used by spgprints' bestIMAGE software; may include both bitmap images and vector-based illustrations; used for the textile and graphic industry and is able to store all data for the creation of printing forms as well as digital bulk printing.

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LYR files store high precision L*a*b color values of separations and can store bulk printing simulation data as well as production data for creating printing forms via laser engraver/exposer CAM machines from spgprints.

Programs that open LYR files


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