File Extension Library

.GAL File Extension

  • Developer by: Molecular Devices
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .GAL file?

.GAL file extension is created by Molecular Devices. .GAL has been classified as Data Files. The format of .GAL file is Text.

.GAL is GenePix Array List File

Biological data file created in the GenePix Array List (GAL) format; contains the names and locations (sector, row, and column) of "features" on a on a microarray slide; used for capturing flourescent spots on microarrays in biological experiments and can be used for quantitative analysis.

GAL files use the tab-delimited, plain text format specified in the Axon Text Format (.ATF files). They are often generated from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets by exporting the spreadsheet to a tab-delimited text file and then renaming the file extension to ".gal."

List of all softwares that can open the GenePix Array List File
Molecular Devices GenePix Pro Software
Microsoft Excel 2016

How to Open .GAL file on different platforms

Open .GAL File on Windows

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

Open .GAL File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .GAL 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 .GAL File on Linux

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

Open .GAL File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .GAL 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 .GAL 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 .GAL files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .GAL files

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