CP8 file format description

Many people share .cp8 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cp8 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cp8 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cp8 - CP8 256 Grayscale Image

The CP8 graphic files are related to XnView. The CP8 file is a CP8 256 Grayscale Image.

Graphic files
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CP8 256 Grayscale Image related extensions:
ZX Spectrum Hobetta Image
Pocket PC Bitmap Image
Amapi Image
Sony Mavica Picture
GoDot Image
TI-73 Bitmap

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cp8 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cp8 files. Be especially cautious with .cp8 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cp8 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.

The .cp8 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cp, cpi, cpo, cpu, fp8, p8, vp8

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Lifo-Pro Consumer Price Index
Atari 8-bit Marco Pixel Editor Image
Sietronics XRD Scan Document
MS-DOS Code Page Information
SiSoftware Sandra File
Fast PAQ8 Compressed File

Operating systems

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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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