What is a .IMG File And How To Open It – Novell

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Have you came across a file with the .img extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? 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 .img file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .IMG file?

The .IMG file extension is GEM Image. The development of this file was done by Novell. The format of this file is binary, and it is a raster related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .img file on 1 platform.

How to open a .IMG file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .IMG file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Corel PaintShop Pro software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IMG file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Corel PaintShop Pro software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .IMG file?

If you cannot open the .IMG file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .IMG file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .img – Disc Image Data File, .img – Rockstar Games, .img – Apple, .img – ERDAS, .img – Garmin. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .IMG file with the Corel PaintShop Pro program on Windows.