Tips for Opening ART Files

When you need to open ART files, start by double-clicking it. Your computer will try to open it automatically. If that doesn’t work, try the following tips.


1. Download another program.

Different file extensions work with different programs, and it can be difficult to figure out which program opens which files. Here are a few programs that usually work with ART files:

  • Unknown Apple II File
  • ARTiSAN Real-time Studio
  • Compressed Archive
  • AOL Johnson-Grace Compressed File
  • First Publisher Raster Graphic
  • Vort image
  • Central Point Scrapbook
  • pfs:Art Publisher
  • Duke Nukem 3D Archive
  • Another Ray Tracer Format
  • Art Director Image
  • Gerber Artwork File
  • Bernina Artista Design
  • Canon Crayola Art File
  • Xara Studio Drawing
  • ArtCAM Pro and ArtCAM Insignia Model Data
  • Clip Art File
  • Blood Archive
  • Alphacam Router Tool

You can download one of these programs from the software developer’s website.

2. Look at the file type.

The file type can sometimes tell you which program might open the file. If you have ART files, they are most likely types of Developer Files. A program that works with Developer Files should open ART files.

Don’t know the file type? You can find it by right-clicking the file and selecting “Properties” or “More Info.” The file type will be listed under “Type of File” or “Kind”.

3. Check with the software developer.

Try contacting the developer of one of the programs mentioned above. They can help you figure out why your ART file won’t open. Some of the most common developers are listed below.

Software Developer
Unknown Apple II File found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom
ARTiSAN Real-time Studio Windows Software
Compressed Archive Windows Software
AOL Johnson-Grace Compressed File America Online Inc.
First Publisher Raster Graphic Microsoft Developer
Vort image Unknown
Central Point Scrapbook Unknown
pfs:Art Publisher PC Software Company
Duke Nukem 3D Archive Microsoft Developer
Another Ray Tracer Format Microsoft Developer
Art Director Image Microsoft Developer
Gerber Artwork File Microsoft Developer
Bernina Artista Design PC Software Company
Canon Crayola Art File Microsoft Programmer
Xara Studio Drawing Xara
ArtCAM Pro and ArtCAM Insignia Model Data Delcam plc
Clip Art File Microsoft Programmer
Blood Archive Microsoft Developer
Alphacam Router Tool Planit

4. Install a universal file viewer.

Universal file viewers can open many different types of files, depending on the format. If your ART file won’t open, try installing a universal file viewer like File Magic (Download). Some files aren’t compatible with universal file viewers. These files will only open in binary file format.


Download Universal File Viewer (File Magic)