How to open Aldus Placeable metafile image .apm files
Have you had trouble opening the apm file on your computer? What are apm files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
What is apm file?
Files with apm extension are mainly related to the Aldus Placeable metafile file format used by various Microsoft Windows apps.
Aldus Placeable metafile image description
File extension apm is used for Microsoft Windows metafile image format, also known as Aldus Placeable metafile. Many Windows-based applications import or export Windows metafiles in a format known as the Aldus Placeable Metafile (APM) format. In this format, these metafiles cannot be used with the Windows metafile functions such as GetMetaFile(), CopyMetaFile(), PlayMetaFile(), and so on. To use these metafiles, the APM header must be removed from the metafile and the remaining metafile bits must be written to a newly created metafile.
Microsoft Windows Metafile Format (WMF) files are used to store both vector and bitmap-format graphical data in memory or in disk files. The vector data stored in WMF files is described as Microsoft Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI) commands. In the Window environment these commands are interpreted and played back on an output device using the Windows API PlayMetaFile() function. Bitmap data stored in a WMF file may be stored in the form of a Microsoft Device Dependent Bitmap (DDB), or Device Independent Bitmap (DIB).
Suggested software to open apm file
A series of operating systems developed by Microsoft
There are other APM filename extensions with the same .apm suffix
apm - Adobe Authorware for Mac data
An apm file extension is related to the Adobe Authorware program. An apm file stores data.
apm - Alphacam punch parameter macro
An apm file extension is related to the Alphacam, a CAD/CAM and NC programming solution used in woodworking industry. An apm file stores punch paramter macro.
apm - AMS configuration file
apm - ArcPad ver.6 related data
An apm file extension is related to the ArcPad, a field mapping and data collection program. An apm file contains data.
apm - Pro/ENGINEER configuration data
An apm file extension is related to the Pro/ENGINEER configuration data.