What is a .IIQ File And How To Open It – Phase One (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .iiq extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .iiq file extension and how to open it.

What is a .IIQ file?

The .IIQ file extension comes from Phase One RAW Image. This file extension belongs to the developer Phase One. This camera raw image related file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .IIQ file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .IIQ file on your operating system/device.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .iiq file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Corel PaintShop Pro software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Phase One Capture One, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 and Corel PaintShop Pro software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IIQ 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: 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 Corel PaintShop Pro software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .IIQ file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Phase One Capture One and Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .IIQ 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 Phase One Capture One software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .IIQ file?

If you are still unable to open the .IIQ file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .IIQ file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .iit – Clickteam, .iix – SDL, .ik – Crytek, .ikf – PCS Systemtechnik, .ikmp – IK Multimedia. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .IIQ file with the Corel PaintShop Pro, Phase One Capture One, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 programs on Windows and Phase One Capture One, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 programs on Mac.