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.IMG File Extension

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File TypeDisc Image Data File
DeveloperN/A
Popularity
4.2 (13 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryDisk Image Files
File Format Description

Disc image file created by various disc imaging applications, such as SlySoft's CloneCD; stores an exact copy of the data on a CD or DVD and is used for backups and burning new discs.

IMG files created by different disc imaging programs may use different formats. Therefore, you should check the compatibility before using IMG files between programs.

NOTE: IMG files created by CloneCD should be saved in the same directory as the .CCD and .SUB files, which are referenced when burning new CDs.

Program(s) that open .IMG files
Updated 2/17/2012

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File TypeGrand Theft Auto Data File
DeveloperRockstar Games
Popularity
3.8 (6 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGame Files
File Format Description

Data file used by Grand Theft Auto (GTA) III and IV, a game series where players complete missions in urban city environments; contains various game data, including car and unit graphics, weapons, and other game items; often altered to create custom game content.

IMG files have three different file format versions:

  1. GTA III and GTA: Vice City: stored with a separate ".dir" file.
  2. GTA: San Andreas: combines the ".img" and ".dir" files into a single archive.
  3. GTA IV: supports encrypted game data.
GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas use the file gta3.img to save game data. This file type can be "modded" using the program IMG Tool. GTA IV IMG files can be edited using SparkIV or OpenIV.

Program(s) that open .IMG files
Updated 3/7/2011

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File TypeMacintosh Disk Image
DeveloperApple
Popularity
3.8 (5 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryDisk Image Files
File Format Description

Disk image used to mount a file system; can be mounted like a disk drive (e.g., an external hard drive), or an optical disc (e.g., a CD or DVD); stored on the hard drive, but is recognized as a disc or hard disk when mounted by the computer.

IMG files were used by Mac OS 9 and earlier versions of the Mac OS. They can still be opened on Mac OS X, but they have been replaced by the newer .DMG disk image format.

NOTE: In some cases, renaming an IMG file's extension from ".img" to ".iso" allows other programs to open the file.

Program(s) that open .IMG files
Updated 2/2/2010

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File TypeERDAS IMAGINE Image File
DeveloperERDAS
Popularity
3.0 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGIS Files
File Format Description

Raster image created by ERDAS IMAGINE, a geospatial data authoring application; contains one or more layers, called bands, which include multiple image tiles that comprise the image; used to store small to very large geographical datasets.

IMG files may contain additional information, such as statistics, ground control points, map information, and image metadata. They also support subsampled raster layers, called pyramid layers, for faster screen display within GIS applications.

IMAGINE images use the ERDAS Hierarchal File Format (HFA) to store raster data.

Program(s) that open .IMG files
Updated 5/4/2010

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File TypeGarmin Map File
DeveloperGarmin
Popularity
2.7 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGIS Files
File Format Description

File used by Garmin GPS devices; contains map data, such as street names, navigation routes, and points of interest; used to store and upload user-customized and Garmin pre-installed map data onto Garmin devices.

Program(s) that open .IMG files
Microsoft Windows Logo
Windows
Icon Garmin Mobile PC
Icon cGPSmapper
Icon MapUpload
Icon GPS Map Manager
Icon MapSetToolKit
Icon Sendmap
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Linux
Icon cGPSmapper
Updated 1/12/2010

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File TypeFloppy Disk Image
DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.3 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryDisk Image Files
File Format Description

Disk image typically of a 3.5" floppy disk, which usually has a 1.44MB capacity; stores the contents of the disk as a single file that can be virtually mounted on a computer instead of from the floppy drive.

Floppy disk image files are not commonly used anymore since floppy disk drives are no longer included with most new computer systems.

Program(s) that open .IMG files
Microsoft Windows Logo
Windows
RawWrite Icon RawWriteExternal Link
Icon DiskCopyExternal Link
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Linux
RawWrite Icon RawWriteExternal Link
Updated 1/20/2011

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File TypeGEM Image
DeveloperNovell
Popularity
1.5 (2 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryRaster Image Files
File Format Description

Image file saved in the GEM format; contains a bitmap that allows monochrome, gray scale, and color images; originated from Digital Research, which is now owned by Novell.

GEM files were commonly used on older operating systems, but they are not used frequently any more.

Program(s) that open .IMG files
Updated 1/26/2010