alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .APM

File description

APM file format is categorized as raster image files. The main purpose of these files is to scale the image file on the specific displaying device.

It is a wrapper file format of Windows meta file format. This file has a header command at beginning which tells about scaling and placement parameters. The header is of 22-byte. In order to use such files the user has to first strip the header file using a separate utility. These files are similar in structure as compared to WMF file with addition of a header part of 22-byte. These files also contain original image.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .APM file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .APM extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .APM file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .APM file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Raster Image Files
Adobe Systems
Last updated
July 16, 2014
File name: Aldus Placeable metafile
Programs that will open this file:
Image Converter Plus Image Converter Plus
Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
Mac OS
Mac OS
The .APM file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .APM extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .APM file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .APM file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .APM file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .APM file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .APM file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .APM file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.