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How to open .XCF file extension?

File Type : GIMP Image File (The GIMP Team)
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .XCF file extension?

.XCF file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
Image file created by the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), a freely distributed image editing program; saves layers, channels, paths, guides, and the current selection when saved. XCF stands for "eXperimental Computing Facility," which is a group of mainly undergraduate students interested in advancing Computer Science.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .XCF files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • GIMP
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • CinePaint
  • XnViewMP
  • IrfanView
  • GIMP
  • CinePaint
  • Kolourpaint
Apple Mac OS X:
  • GIMP
  • Seashore
  • CinePaint
  • XnViewMP