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.WMF File Extension

2 file types use the .wmf file extension.

File Type 1Windows Metafile

3.7 (43 Votes)
CategoryVector Image Files

What is a WMF file?

Proprietary Windows graphic format developed by Microsoft; contains a series of drawing operations, including commands for drawing lines, circles, and rectangles; may also contain bitmap drawing operations; used primarily for vector images, but can also include raster graphics.

More Information

WMF files originally appeared in 1988 with the release of Windows 2.0. Microsoft later published the WMF file format specification with the Windows 3.1 release in 1992, and then published a subsequent specification in 2006.

WMF files have largely been replaced by more standard formats, such as .JPG and .GIF images. The WMF format is still supported by various programs, including Microsoft's Windows Photo Viewer, which is included in Windows 7.

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Programs that open WMF files

Updated 2/7/2019

File Type 2Widelands Map File

DeveloperThe Widelands Development Team
2.5 (8 Votes)
CategoryGame Files

.WMF File Association 2

Map file used by Widelands, a strategy game where players control tribes and build settlements; contains a game map, which includes the map size, terrain, initial resources, and tribe starting locations; can be used to create custom maps.

Programs that open WMF files

Updated 4/2/2010

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