What is a .SKITCH File And How To Open It – Skitch (Easy Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .skitch extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .skitch file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .SKITCH file?

The .SKITCH file extension stands for Skitch Image. The developer of this file extension is Skitch. The format of this raster related file is binary.

What to know

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

How to open a .SKITCH file?

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

How to open a .SKITCH file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SKITCH 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Skitch software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .SKITCH file?

If you cannot open the .SKITCH file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .SKITCH file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .skl – Autodesk, .skm – Trimble, .skm – SK Telecom, .skn – Avant Force Avant Browser, .skn – Nokia. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .SKITCH file with the Skitch program on Mac.