What is a .XPM File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .xpm extension, but you are not sure what it is? 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 .xpm file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .XPM file?

The file extension .XPM is from X11 Pixmap Graphic.The format of this file is text, and it is a raster related file.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .xpm file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .XPM file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the IrfanView software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use GIMP, Corel PaintShop Pro, GraphicRegion.com Able Batch Converter, XnViewMP and IrfanView software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XPM 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 IrfanView 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 .XPM file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the XnViewMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is GIMP, Pixelmator, Planamesa NeoOffice and XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .XPM 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 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .XPM file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .XPM 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: 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. 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 .XPM file?

If you are still unable to open the .XPM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XPM file.xpm – Decisive Tools. 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 .XPM file with the IrfanView, GIMP, Corel PaintShop Pro, GraphicRegion.com Able Batch Converter, XnViewMP programs on Windows, XnViewMP, GIMP, Pixelmator, Planamesa NeoOffice programs on Mac and XnViewMP, GIMP software on Linux.