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View and convert WMF images

Windows Metafile (WMF) is a graphics file format native to Windows systems, which originated in the early 1990s.

They usually contain both vector and bitmap components, but are only usually used in illustrations and content created in drawing or presentation applications. For example, most clipart in Windows is in the WMF format. Normally there's no way of working with them on Macs unless you have a special application, such as WMF Viewer.

WMF Viewer allows you to view WMF files on Mac and also convert them to vector and raster formats, including PDF(vector), EPS, JPG, GIF, TIF, PSD, PICT, PNG, BMP, SGI. There's not a great deal you can do with them beyond that though, other than navigate through a series of images using the arrow keys, or rotate them using the handy rotation dial. All the conversion file formats are listed in the drop-down menu in the bottom-right, and you can convert either one image at a time or a batch of images, using the 'Convert' or 'Convert All' buttons at the top. You can also change the resolution exported to although this is limited to 4 presets - 72, 150, 300 and 600 dpi.

There's nothing fancy about WMF Viewer, but if you have to work with Windows WMF files its a quick way to view or convert them.

functionality improvedinterface changes made


  • functionality improvedinterface changes made


  • Converts to several different formats
  • Very quick to rotate and convert
  • Possible to convert to different resolutions


  • Only converts to four different resolutions
  • Not many viewing features
  • No preferences

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