.ODG File Extension

OpenDocument Graphic File

Developer OASIS
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Category Vector Image Files
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What is an ODG file?

An ODG file is a drawing created by Draw, a vector graphics editing application available in the LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice suites. It contains one or more pages that may include lines, shapes, symbols, and text. ODG files may also store metadata about the drawings, such as the creator, creation date, and when it was last modified.

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Screenshot of a .odg file in Apache OpenOffice Draw 4
ODG file open in Apache OpenOffice Draw 4

The ODG file is saved in the OASIS OpenDocument specification, which is an XML-based format. The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) maintains the OpenDocument standard. You can save various drawings as ODG files, including logos and illustrations.

When you save a graphic with Draw, the application creates an ODG file to store the contents. After saving the file, you can close the file, re-open it, then continue modifying the drawing. To create an ODG file with Draw, select File → New → Drawing, modify the drawing, then select File → Save As....

The ODG file type is one of several OpenOffice file types. Examples of other documents saved in the OASIS OpenDocument specification include .ODT, .ODF, .ODP, and .ODS files.

How to open an ODG file

You can open an ODG file with LibreOffice Draw (multiplatform) and OpenOffice Draw (multiplatform). To open an ODG file, select File → Open....

Other applications support ODG files, as well, including Planamesa NeoOffice (macOS), Collabora Online, LibreOffice: Document Reader (iOS), and LibreOffice & OpenOffice document reader (Android).

How to convert an ODG file

OpenOffice Draw can convert ODG files to many file types, including the following formats:

  • .JPG - JPEG Image
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .BMP - Bitmap Image
  • .EMF - Enhanced Windows Metafile
  • .WMF - Windows Metafile
  • .EPS - Encapsulated PostScript
  • .GIF - Graphical Interchange Format
  • .SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics File
  • .TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
  • .PDF - Portable Document Format
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Updated June 23, 2022

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