What is the Purpose of Files with the .wdp File Extension?

What is the .wdp file extension?

The .wdp file extension is recorded to be associated with Windows Media by Microsoft and a .wdp file is commonly referred as Windows Media Photo file. The .wdp format, developed by Microsoft, is similar to the .jpg format and is used for high-resolution digital photographs. In comparison to the .jpg file format, the .wdp format uses a higher degree of compression, meaning the .wdp files are smaller in size. Also, the .wdp file format supports both lossy and lossless compression.

.wdp files are Raster Image files and their Mime type is image/vnd.ms-photo.

Names of the programs that can open a .wdp file

If you use Windows, you may use any of the following programs to open a .wdp file:

  • Microsoft Photo Info
  • FastPicture Viewer
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 with HD Photo Plugin
  • Paint.NET 3.2 or later with HD Photo Plugin
  • Alchemy Mindworks Graphic Workshop Professional

If you use a Mac, you may use the following program to open a .wdp file:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 with HD Photo plugin

Other instances of the .wdp file type

The file type .wdp is also known to be used by WINDEV project files. Little information is available on this file type, its behavior or purpose.

What to do when you receive a file type error while opening a .wdp file

Typically, file type errors occur when one or more of the following conditions hold true:

  • You don?t have the required software to open the file
  • The file you are trying to open is corrupt
  • One or more file openers are damaged

To fix file type errors and to view, edit, or save the desired file, we recommend that you use a reliable file extension repair tool to diagnose the cause and fix the file type error based on the cause, and provide you access to the desired file.