How to Edit With EMF
If you have an EMF file to edit, you can edit this graphic image with a compatible image editor, such as Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Paint. A graphics file with the EMF file extension is an Enhanced Windows Metafile. The EMF file format is “enhanced" because this image type is a 32-bit version of the original Windows Metafile (WMF) 16-bit image type. EMF files can be converted into other graphic file formats using a program like Paint. However, Paint provides very limited options for editing EMF files. For extensive editing of EMF files, use a professional design program, such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.
Edit EMF in Paint
Right-click on the EMF file to display the File context menu.
Click the “Open With” option. A list of installed applications opens.
Click the “Paint” option. The EMF file opens in Paint for editing.
Click on one of the editing tools in the top navigation ribbon. Edit the graphic, as desired.
Click the “Paint” button on the top taskbar, then click “Save” to re-save the image as an EMF file. Alternatively, click “Save As” to convert the EMF file to another image format.
Click the “Save as Type” drop-down arrow to show file type options.
Click the desired graphic file format from the list.
Type a name for the new image into the “File Name" input box, then click the “Save” button. The EMF file is edited and re-saved, or converted to another image type.
Edit EMF in Photoshop
Right-click on the EMF file and click the “Open With” option in the context menu.
Click the “Adobe Photoshop” entry in the list of available programs. The EMF file opens in Photoshop.
Edit the EMF file using the tools in the Photoshop toolbox. Many more tools and options are available in Photoshop versus Paint.
Click the “File” option, then click “Save for Web & Devices” to save the EMF file as a PNG, JPG or GIF file. Click the “Save” option from the File menu. A dialog box will open prompting you to re-save in EMF format, or to save the file as a Photoshop PSD file. Click on your selection.
Click the “File Format” drop-down box in the right pane of the File Save screen, and click the desired image format, if you selected “Save for Web & Devices.”
Type a name for the image into the “File Name” box.
Click the “Save” button. The EMF file is edited and re-saved, or converted.