The File Extensions Database


.APM File Extension

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

What is an .APM file?

.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.

Programs that open Aldus Placeable Metafile Image
Windows
fCoder Group Image Converter Plus
GIMP
Mac
GIMP
Linux
GIMP

How to solve problems with APM files

  • Associate the APM file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any APM file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.APM files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the APM file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .APM is Aldus Placeable Metafile Image. Because only the current version supports the latest APM file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .APM is Aldus Placeable Metafile Image update.
  • To make sure that your APM file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.