Open aae file

aae file icon Did your computer fail to open aae file? We explain what aae files are and recommend software that we know can open your aae files.

What is aae file?

Files with aae file extension can be typically found by owners of Apple devices and computers and users of the Apple Photos app. The aae files contain edits and other changes made on a particular photo (.jpg). They purpose is to allow save non-destructive changes made on a photograph so the original photograph can be preserved.

aae file description

The aae file extension is exclusively related to a special "sidecar" file generated by the Apple Photos app included in macOS and iOS devices.

AAE format is XML based format that contains all the edits and adjustments made on a particular digital photograph (.jpg). This means that no matter what changes the user makes on some photo, the original will be always preserved. AAE was introduced in iOS 8 and OS X 10.10

Thus every picture edited by Apple Photos will be accompanied by the corresponding aae file with the changes. When you transfer the photos between iOS devices or to your computer, the .aae files will be copied together with the .jpg files.

Software that will open aae file

Apple Photos

A photo editing and management tool fo macOS (OS X)

Apple iOS

Operating system for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices


What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

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