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.SWF File Extension

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File TypeShockwave Flash Movie
DeveloperAdobe Systems
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CategoryVideo Files
File Format Description

Animation created with Adobe Flash; may contain text as well as both vector and raster graphics; also may include interactive actions written in ActionScript; plays in Web browsers that have the Flash plug-in installed.

Flash was originally developed by Macromedia, which was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005. Therefore, Macromedia Flash is now called Adobe Flash.

NOTE: SWF (pronounced "Swiff") was originally an acronym for "Shockwave Flash" since the SWF format was designed for Shockwave Player. However, SWF files have now become a standard means of publishing compressed Flash content on the Web. Therefore, the SWF acronym has been modified to mean "Small Web Format" as well.

Program(s) that open .SWF files
Updated 8/27/2013