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Details of extension .xcf

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .xcf file?
  • Which program can create the .xcf file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .xcf format?
  • What can convert .xcf files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .xcf extension?
Gimp Image .xcf file icon

Gimp Image

XCF file is a Gimp Image. XCF is the native image format of the Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). It supports saving each layer, the current selection, channels, transparency, paths and guides.
Category: Graphic files
Application: The Gimp
Program name: -
Mime-type: image/x-xcf
Magic bytes (HEX): 0x67, 0x69, 0x6d, 0x70, 0x20, 0x78, 0x63, 0x66, 0x20, 0x66, 0x69, 0x6c, 0x65
Magic string (ASCII): gimp xcf file
Related extensions:
Gimp Animated Brush
The Logo Creator Project
PhotoLine Image
Serif PhotoPlus Picture
CinePaint XML-tagged Image
Paint.NET Image File
Gimp Jpeg-Tar File
Corel Paint Shop Pro Image
Gimp Script-Fu Script

Other types of files may also use the .xcf file extension. If you have helpful information about .xcf extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Adobe Photoshop Custom Filter
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Fiery Color Profiler Locked Profile

The .xcf filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

xcr (1), xcc (1), xc (1), dcf (1), cf (1), zcf (1), acf (1), xff (1), xf (1), xct (1), xcd (1), xcb (1), scf (1), cxf (1), ccf (1)

Can't open a .xcf file?

If you want to open a .xcf file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .xcf association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.xcf

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android