EMF - Microsoft Enhanced Metafile (32-bit)

What is a EMF file

Files with the EMF extension are developed originally by Microsoft. These file formats are basically extension of the WMF file format and the only difference in both is that EMF is 32 bit whereas WMF is 16 bit. Both of these are metafiles that comprise of a number of calling functions to enable an application to render a graphic or an image. EMF encompasses more calling functions as compared to WMF.

Both bitmap as well as vector graphics can be files having an EMF extension. They enable portability between the incompatible platforms. There is a list of functions comprised in the file that permits the graphics device to understand how to render a 32 bit file.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open EMF documents:

  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Word
  • QuarkXPress
Extension EMF
MIME type application/x-emf
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