The file extension IPX is associated with IPIX Interactive Studio in addition to other applications which are created by IPIX. IPIX image authoring tools are produced by Minds-Eye-View, Inc. The applications offer a comprehensive set of tools which allow you to create spherical images to provide the effect of an immersive photograph. The sphere produces a double fisheye effect for photos which is similar to using a single fisheye lens on a high-end camera.
The IPX file extension is an image file type that contains multiple images which have been connected together using the 360-degree spherical tool included in an IPIX application. IPX files can also store settings and scripts for use with the image which has been stitched together with the spherical tool.
The purpose of the file extension IPX is to provide a way to create virtual tours of buildings, landscapes, and other areas. The tours are typically guided by architects, professional photographers, and realtors using a virtual environment. The images are commonly viewed using one of a series of IPIX Viewers.
How to Open IPX Files
If you use the Windows operating system or Mac OS X, you can open and view the contents of the file extension IPX using one of the IPIX applications. There are a variety of IPIX applications which are available on the IPIX website that will work with both Windows and Mac OS X. The applications include IPX Desktop Viewer, i-Linker 3.1, IPIX Interactive Studio 1.4.2 and 2.0, and IPIX Browser Plugin.
There are also two additional IPIX applications which are compatible with the Windows operating system only. One application is used by real estate professionals to provide a guided tour of real estate properties in the virtual environment. The application is known as IPIX Real Estate Wizard and is available on the IPIX website. The other IPIX application is known as Multimedia Tool Kit; it allows you to open, edit and work with the file extension IPX.
If you are looking for a multiplatform application that will allow you to open and view the contents of the file extension IPX, you can use the Minds-Eye-View IPIX Java Viewer which is available for download on the IPIX website. IPIX Java Viewer is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
You can also convert IPX files to another format, which allows you to use a broader range of applications to view the file contents. There are a number of file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET, Softpedia, and Softonic which will convert IPX files for you. You can also download the files into an open source image editing application such as GIMP and then save the image to a different format. GIMP is available on the GIMP.org website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.