What is a .FLIF File And How To Open It (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .flif extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .flif file extension and how to open it.

What is a .FLIF file?

The .FLIF file extension is from Free Lossless Image Format File. The file is a raster related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .FLIF file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .FLIF file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the XnView software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is ImageMagick and XnView.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FLIF 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 XnView software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .FLIF file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .flif file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the ImageMagick software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use ImageMagick software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .FLIF 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the ImageMagick software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .FLIF file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .flif file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the ImageMagick software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is ImageMagick.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .FLIF 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 ImageMagick 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 .FLIF file?

If you cannot open the .FLIF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .FLIF file.flipanim – Poklik, .flipchart – Promethean, .flk – Acclivity Group, .flk – NewSoftwares, .flka – NewSoftwares. 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 .FLIF file with the XnView, ImageMagick programs on Windows, ImageMagick program on Mac and ImageMagick software on Linux.