File Extension XCF

.XCF File

File extension: XCF
File type: Image File


Notes about the XCF file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The XCF file type is primarily associated with 'GIMP' by The GIMP Team. The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

Detailed information for file extension XCF:


Primary association: GIMP
Company: The GIMP Team
Mime type: image/xcf
Identifying characters Hex: 67 69 6D 70 20 78 63 66 20 , ASCII: gimp xcf
Related links: XnView, CKNOW GIMP Info
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .XCF

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: CorelDRAW.Graphic.11, FileType: CorelDRAW 11.0 Graphic, AppName: CorelDRAW(R)
EXEFile: coreldrw.exe

ProgramID: GraphicsConverterPro.xcf, FileType: Gimp Bitmap, AppName: GraphicsConverter-reg
EXEFile: GraphicsConverter.exe

ProgramID: konvertor
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Konvertor\Konvertor.exe %1

ProgramID: TheGIMP20
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GIMP-2.2\bin\gimp-win-remote.exe %1

ProgramID: TheGIMP20
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GIMP-2.2\bin\gimp-win-remote.exe gimp-2.2.exe %1

ProgramID: TheGIMP20
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GIMP-2.0\bin\gimp-win-remote.exe gimp-2.2.exe %1

ProgramID: TheGIMP13
EXEFile: C:\GIMP-1.3\bin\gimp-1.3.exe %1

ProgramID: XnView.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\XnView\xnview.exe %1

ProgramID: FTGimp
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\FlamingText\FTGimp 2.0\bin\gimp.exe %1

ProgramID: TheGimp23
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GIMP-2.0\bin\gimp-2.3.exe

ProgramID: TheGIMP20
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GIMP-2.0\bin\gimp-win-remote.exe

ProgramID: TheGIMP20
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GIMP-2.0\bin\gimp-win-remote.exe gimp-2.2.exe

ProgramID: GIMP-2.0-xcf
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GIMP-2.0\bin\gimp-win-remote.exe gimp-2.4.exe

ProgramID: GIMP-2.0-xcf
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Gimp-2.0\bin\gimp-2.6.exe


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