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File Extension WP3

The file extension WP3 is associated with Microsoft Photo Story and WinPlot. Photo Story is a photo management and editing software application produced by Microsoft. It is a free application that allows you to create slideshows with a storyline, narrations, and music. WinPlot is a plotting utility program that allows you to draw geometric shapes and then place them in a variety of different formats.

If the file extension WP3 is related to Microsoft Photo Story, it is a multimedia file type that contains images, audio files, narrations, and other components which are used to create a professionally finished slide show. WP3 files contain a complete slideshow project that has been created with Photo Story.

WP3 files that are associated with WinPlot are a data file type that contains drawings of curves, lines, and other geometric elements created with the WinPlot application. The purpose of this type of WP3 file is to make geometric components easier to manage and keep on the screen for the Windows operating system.

How to Open WP3 Files

Since WP3 files are associated with more than one application, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. WP3 files contain different formats, so you may already have a program which will open the file.

If the WP3 file is related to Microsoft Photo Story and you use the Windows operating system, you can open the file using the Photo Story application which is available as a free download on the Microsoft website. Photo Story or Photo Gallery as it is currently called is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.

WP3 files that are created with Photo Story can also be converted to another multimedia format such as WMV for use with a broader range of applications and operating systems. You can convert the files using any file conversion program. There are multiple file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET and Softpedia which will convert WP3 files to another multimedia format.

You can also use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion. Simply log onto the website, browse for the WP3 file, choose a new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.

WP3 files that are related to WinPlot must be opened using the WinPlot application. It is available as a free download on the WinPlot website and is compatible with the Windows operating system version XP and higher.