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Information about WMF file format

Name WMF
Full name Windows Metafile
File extension .wmf
MIME type application/x-msmetafile, application/wmf, application/x-wmf, image/wmf, image/x-wmf, image/x-win-metafile, zz-application/zz-winassoc-wmf
Developed by Microsoft
Type of format Image File
Description Developed by Microsoft, the .wmf format is a proprietary graphics file type. WMF was first designed to act as a format that allowed vector graphics to be converted to bitmap images and vice versa. The WMF acted as a bridge file, enabling compatibility between the two formats. As new platform independent image formats such as JPEG were developed the need for bridging files such as WMF was removed. The most well known use of the file type is for the early incarnations of clip art that were bundled with Microsoft Office.
Technical details A .wmf file may contain both vector graphics and bitmap images to enable portability between two incompatible platforms. The file contains a list of instructions that allows the graphics device to understand how to render the file. It is a 16 bit file.
Associated programs Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, QuarkXPress
Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Metafile