CIKERNEL file format description

Many people share .cikernel files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cikernel file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cikernel files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cikernel - CIKernel Data

The CIKERNEL data files are related to Core Image. The CIKERNEL file is a CIKernel Data. CIKernel is a GPU-based image processing routine used to create custom Core Image filters.

Core Image
Data files
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CIKernel Data related extensions:
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BookSmith Data
BidMaker 2002 Update
MacDrive Data
IDA Database

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cikernel file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cikernel files. Be especially cautious with .cikernel files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cikernel file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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