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File Extension WPG

The file extension WPG is associated with WordPerfect by Corel and WildTangent. WordPerfect is a word processing application which is part of the WordPerfect Office suite of productivity applications created by Corel Corporation. WildTangent is a gaming console produced by WildTangent, Inc. which provides a way to search, download, and install a variety of games from the WildTangent website.

If the WPG file extension is related to Corel WordPerfect, the file is categorized as a vector image file type which contains vector graphics that are used to insert clipart into documents created with WordPerfect. WPG files can also contain bitmap images and line art in addition to vector images up to 256 colors.

The file extension WPG is compatible with other Corel applications and can be opened using a variety of other graphics editing and viewing programs. If a program other than a Corel application is used, elements in a vector graphic may be omitted, which can compromise viewing quality. This is especially true if the vector image is saved in Corel WordPerfect with the WPG2 file extension.

If the WPG file is associated with WildTangent, it is categorized as a game file type which contains images in the PNG format that are used with WildTangent games. This type of WPG file typically uses the WildTangent gaming console to display the PNG image associated with various games downloaded from the WildTangent online website.

How to Open WPG Files

Since the file extension WPG can be opened using multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. WPG files are versatile in terms of content, so you may already have a program which will open the file.

If you are using the Windows operating system, the most common way to open WPG files is by using WordPerfect Office X6 which is available on the Corel Corporation website. Other Corel applications which will open WPG files include CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 and PaintShop Pro X5. Both applications are available on the Corel website and are designed for use with the Windows operating system.

For Mac OS X, you can open WordPerfect WPG files using GraphicConverter 8, which is a software application that provides tools for working with and converting a variety of different graphics formats. GraphicConverter 8 is available for download on the Lemkesoft website and supports 64-bit and 32-bit Intel-based Apple PCs.

If you are looking for a multiplatform application to open WPG files, you can use XnView. XnView is an open source software application which provides tools for viewing, storing, and converting more than 300 different types of graphics formats. XnView is available as a free download on the XnView website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.

Another multiplatform application which will open WordPerfect WPG files is Inkscape. Inkscape is an open source graphics editor which is available as a free download on the Inkscape website. Inkscape is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system. Keep in mind, if the WPG file contains vector graphics, some of the format may be omitted when you use a cross platform application.

If the file extension WPG is associated with WildTangent, you can open the file using the WildTangent gaming console with the specific game the file is related to. The gaming console can be downloaded on the WildTangent website and is designed for use with the Windows operating system version XP or later. You can also opt to use the WildTangent app which allows you to use an Android mobile device or Kindle Fire to download and play WildTangent games. Both the app and the gaming console will open WPG files.