What is a .SGI File And How To Open It – Silicon Graphics (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .sgi extension. 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 .sgi file extension and how to open it.

What is a .SGI file?

The .SGI file extension comes from Silicon Graphics Image File. It was developed by Silicon Graphics. This raster related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .sgi file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SGI file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the XnViewMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Corel PaintShop Pro and XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SGI 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the XnViewMP software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SGI file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the XnViewMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple Preview, Pixelmator and XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SGI 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the XnViewMP software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SGI file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the XnViewMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SGI 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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

Still cannot open the .SGI file?

If you are still unable to open the .SGI file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SGI file.sgm – VisualBoyAdvance, .sgm – Little Green Men, .sgml – Standard Generalized Markup Language File, .sgn – Signet Bureau, .sgn – Slax. 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 .SGI file with the XnViewMP, Corel PaintShop Pro programs on Windows, XnViewMP, Apple Preview, Pixelmator programs on Mac and XnViewMP software on Linux.