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What is a VECTORNATOR file?
A VECTORNATOR file is a drawing created by Linearity Vectornator, a vector graphic designing application. It stores an artboard with one or more layers and may include text, shapes, and pen and brush strokes. VECTORNATOR files also contain drawing metadata, such as artboard dimensions and image resolution.
Graphics professionals primarily use Vectornator to design icons, logos, GUI mockups, print designs, digital typography, and other vector illustrations. When saving a drawing with Vectornator, the application creates a VECTORNATOR file to store the illustration.
To create a VECTORNATOR file with Vectornator in macOS, select File → New, choose the document type, modify the drawing, then select File → Save. After saving the VECTORNATOR file, you can close the drawing, re-open it, then continue modifying the drawing.
How to open a VECTORNATOR file
You can open and edit VECTORNATOR files with Linearity Vectornator on a Mac, iPad, or iPhone. To open a VECTORNATOR file on a Mac, select File → Open... from the Vectornator menu bar.
How do I view the contents of a VECTORNATOR file without Vectornator?
While the VECTORNATOR file appears as a single file when saved, it is actually a macOS package that stores multiple files that contain information about the drawing. Examples of files typically found in a VECTORNATOR package include .JSON and .DAT data files and a PNG thumbnail image. To view the contents of a VECTORNATOR file in macOS, right-click the VECTORNATOR file and select Show Package Contents.