File Extension Library

.UFO File Extension

  • Developer by: Ulead
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .UFO file?

.UFO file extension is created by Ulead. .UFO has been classified as Raster Image Files. The format of .UFO file is Binary.

.UFO is Ulead File Object

Raster image primarily created by Ulead PhotoImpact (now Corel PhotoImpact), but also recognized by other photo and video editing applications developed by Ulead; may include multiple editing layers, similar to a Photoshop (.PSD) document.

UFO files can be opened by Ulead Photo Explorer, but multi-layer images may not appear correctly.

NOTE: Ulead was acquired by Corel. While PhotoImpact is still supported, the Photo Explorer software is no longer supported.

List of all softwares that can open the Ulead File Object
Corel PhotoImpact X3
Ulead Photo Explorer
Binary Soft UniView
File Type 2 Unified Font Object File
Developer by: Tal Leming, Justin van Rossum, and Erik van Blokla Category: Font Files Format: XML

A UFO file is a file saved in the Unified Font Object (UFO) format. It contains data about a font, which includes the format version, creator, glyph layers, kerning information, images, and metadata.

UFO file open in Glyphs 2.4

You can create UFO files to store a font using Glyphs or RoboFont, which are font editors for macOS. You can also open and edit UFO files using Glyphs and RoboFont in macOS, or FontForge, which is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

UFO files are actually archives that store numerous files, which contain the font data. The files that can be found in a UFO file include .PLIST, .GLIF, .FEA, and .PNG files.

The first version of the UFO format was originally published in 2004 but is rarely used anymore. The second version was published in 2009 and is the most common version used. The third version was published in 2012 but is not as widely adopted as the second version. The format was developed and is maintained by Tal Leming, Justin van Rossum, and Erik van Blokland.

List of all softwares that can open the Unified Font Object File

How to Open .UFO file on different platforms

Open .UFO File on Windows

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

Open .UFO File on Mac

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

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

Open .UFO File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .UFO files

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