.xcf

File Type GIMP Image File IconGIMP Image File
File Format Proprietary (GIMP)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

XCF is the native image format used by GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program. XCF files support layers, channels, transparency, and path data. They use .RLE compression by default, but can also be compressed using .GZIP or .BZIP2 compression.

GIMP is a free image editing program design primarily for manipulating photos. The program was originally developed for Unix-based systems, but Mac and Windows versions are now also available. "GIMP" initially stood for "General Image Manipulation Program," but it was later changed to the "GNU Image Manipulation Program" after it became part of the GNU project.

Open With
Windows

IconGIMP

IconCorelDRAW

IconCinePaint

macOS

IconGIMP

IconSeashore

IconCinePaint

Unix

IconGIMP

IconCinePaint

IconKolourPaint

Updated May 5, 2009
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