File Extension Library


.APM File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .APM file?

.APM file extension is created by Adobe Systems. .APM has been classified as Raster Image Files. The format of .APM file is Binary.

.APM is Aldus Placeable Metafile Image

Metafile image created by many Windows programs originally designed to scale images on output devices; contains an image and metafile header information; similar to .WMF file except that it contains a preceding 22-byte header.

APM files cannot be used natively by the Windows API metafile functions GetMetaFile(), CopyMetaFile(), and PlayMetaFile(). They must first be stripped of their 22-byte header, which can be completed with the Microsoft program Wmapmf.exe.

List of all softwares that can open the Aldus Placeable Metafile Image
Windows
fCoder Group Image Converter Plus
GIMP
Mac
GIMP
Linux
GIMP

How to Open .APM file on different platforms

Open .APM File on Windows

  • Right-click a .APM
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .APM file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .APM files" Press "Ok"

Open .APM File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .APM file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .APM File on Linux

Right click on the .APM file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .APM File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .APM file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .APM File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .APM files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .APM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .APM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .APM file format
  2. You need to check the .APM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)