GIMP native image file format
The Experimental Computing Facility, or XCF for short, is the file format that GIMP uses as its native format. This file format includes every layer and selection of any image, channels and more. The use of XCF as a data interchange format is not recommend by GIMP's developers.
XCF extension file is a Raster image file format that is used by the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freeware image editing software application that has features similar to Adobe Photoshop.
In Gimp, you can export to Photoshop format easily. Open your XCF file in GIMP and click File > Export. Choose "Photoshop Image" (PSD) as the file format, and hit Export. In our own testing, this will keep the appropriate layers intact.
XCF files created from any version of GIMP can be opened with the latest version. IrfanView, XnView, Inkscape, Paint.NET, CinePaint, digiKam, Krita, Seashore, and several other image editors/viewers also work with XCF files. Photopea is your next best option if you don't want to download anything to your computer.
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