The File Extensions Database

.DPA File Extension

  • Developer by: Serif
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .DPA file?

.DPA is DrawPlus Animation File

Two-dimensional animation file created by DrawPlus, a graphics editing program; stores either a stopframe animation (a flip book-like animation), or a keyframe animation (a set of anchor frames used by the computer to generate a smooth animation); also supports visual effects and audio data.

Completed animations can be exported to .SWF, .MOV, .AVI, .WMV, and .GIF animation files.

Programs that open DrawPlus Animation File
Serif DrawPlus

How to solve problems with DPA files

  • Associate the DPA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DPA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DPA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DPA 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 .DPA is DrawPlus Animation File. Because only the current version supports the latest DPA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Serif manufacturer website after an available .DPA is DrawPlus Animation File update.
  • To make sure that your DPA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.