What is a .APM File And How To Open It – Adobe Systems (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .apm extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .apm file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .APM file?

The file extension .APM is from Aldus Placeable Metafile Image.The development of this file was done by Adobe Systems. This raster related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .apm file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .APM file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .APM file on various operating systems.

How to open a .APM file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .apm file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the GIMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use fCoder Group Image Converter Plus and GIMP software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .APM file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GIMP software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .APM file on Mac

To open the .apm file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GIMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use GIMP software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .APM file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GIMP software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .APM file on Linux

To open the .apm file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the GIMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use GIMP software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .APM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GIMP software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .APM file?

If you cannot open the .APM file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .APM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .apng – Animated Portable Network Graphic, .apnx – Amazon, .app – Apple, .app – Nokia, .app – Nintendo. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .APM file with the GIMP, fCoder Group Image Converter Plus programs on Windows, GIMP program on Mac and GIMP software on Linux.