September 26, 2018

Photopea 3.7 – WMF and EMF support

New release of Photopea is here! It has 63 342 lines of code. Play with it at the main site.

New features

  • Load WMF and EMF files, export EMF files
  • History in a Liquify filter
  • Push Left tool in a Liquify filter
  • New fonts added
  • Many bugs fixed

WMF and EMF files

Windows Metafile is an image format, very similar to a PDF or SVG format. It can contain both raster and vector graphics. EMF has a better geometric precision (16 bits in WMF vs. 32 bits in EMF). EMF is also more advanced, as it allows using B├ęzier curves (only lines and polygons are allowed in WMF).

WMF and EMF files consist of commands for a rendering device, very similar to PDF. They were used in Microsoft products (e.g. Microsof Paint, or Microsoft Office), but became supported in other software, too (e.g. Libre Office or Inkscape). Starting today, you can open them in Photopea.

We made our WMF and EMF libraries open-source under the project UDOC.js.

Examples: