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WMP file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.wmp - Windows Media HD Photo

The WMP graphic files are related to Windows Imaging Component. WMP file is a Windows Media HD Photo. HD Photo is a still image compression algorithm and file format for continuous tone photographic images, developed by Microsoft as a part of the Windows Media family.

Windows Imaging Component
Graphic files
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Windows Media HD Photo related extensions:
Microsoft Fresh Paint Painting
Binary Linework TIFF Image
Leaf RAW Image
Panasonic LX3 RAW Image
Sony RAW Image
Microsoft DirectX DirectDraw Surface

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

Can't open a .wmp 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 .wmp file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

smp, amp, wmo, wm, wkp, qmp, mp, dmp, wp, wml, wlp, mwp, emp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Xionics SMP Image
BrainVoyager QX Surface-based Statistical Data
Idrisi Raster Format Color Table
SampleVision Audio Sample
Adobe Photoshop Arbitrary Map Settings
MetaPost Source Code

Operating systems

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

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