File Extension Library


.IVUE File Extension

  • Developer by: HSC Software
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .IVUE file?

.IVUE file extension is created by HSC Software. .IVUE has been classified as Raster Image Files. The format of .IVUE file is Binary.

.IVUE is Live Picture IVUE Image

Raster image created by Live Picture, an image editing application for Mac OS Classic that is now discontinued; uses the IVUE format, which is a multi-resolution image format used as the basis for FlashPix (.FPX files).

When editing an IVUE image in Live Picture, adjustment layers can be applied to modify subsections of the image. While the IVUE image itself is not modified, instructions for the adjustments are stored in FITS (Functional Interpolating Transformation System) or FPX files. When a manipulated IVUE image is ready for output in Live Picture, the IVUE image and FITS or FPX files are processed together and built into a more standard format such as .JPG, .TIFF, or .PSD. Final images can be built with calculations in 48-bit depth and down sampled to 24-bit depth. Localized views can also be selected in Live Picture and output as standard image files.

NOTE: The IVUE format is no longer supported. Live Picture was previously available for Mac OS Classic and also offered a Photoshop plug-in for reading the IVUE format. Live Picture competed with Adobe Photoshop in the 1990s as one of the top image editors for Mac.

How to Open .IVUE file on different platforms

Open .IVUE File on Windows

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

Open .IVUE File on Mac

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

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

Open .IVUE File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .IVUE files

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