The File Extensions Database


.EXR File Extension

  • Developer by: Industrial Light & Magic
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .EXR file?

.EXR is OpenEXR Image

Raster image stored in the OpenEXR format, a high dynamic-range (HDR) image file format developed by Industrial Light & Magic; supports multi-layer images, lossy and lossless compression, and 16-bit and 32-bit pixels; used for storing deep raster images for high-quality graphics; used by raster graphics editing programs and imaging applications.

Programs that open OpenEXR Image
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Serif PhotoPlus
Adobe Photoshop with fnord ProEXR plug-in
Adobe After Effects with fnord ProEXR plug-in
Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2018
Mac
Adobe Photoshop with fnord ProEXR plug-in
Adobe After Effects with fnord ProEXR plug-in
Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2018
MacPhun ColorStrokes

How to solve problems with EXR files

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