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What is the .HPI File Extension?

.HPI File Extension Description:

HPI file extensions are used for Hemera Photo-Object Images, which are created under Hemera Technologies, a company that sells digital images.

Hemera has a popular collection of image types, including clipart, stock photos, illustrations, as well as its signature image-type -- Photo-Object Images with the .hpi extension. HPI files are photographic images of people, plants, animals or objects that have been removed from their surrounding background. The reason for removing the background is for quick and easy placement in a new background or design.

Technically, image files with the .hpi extension are similar to image formats that are named as images with transparency, or images having an Alpha or Mask channel. An Alpha channel is an 8-bit mask, which means that it has 256 levels of the color gray. The level of gray in an image sets the level of image transparency.

HPI images have a 24-bit RGB with an 8-bit Alpha Channel. These images are usually used for Web designs, and digital art projects, such as greeting cards, newsletters and presentations. Images with the .hpi file extension are also considered to be a form of clipart.

Images that have the .hpi extension can be exported to Windows and Mac Operating systems through a number of methods. The first is through the Export Wizard, which is a step-by-step process of moving HPI photo objects. The next is by dragging and dropping images into an application. Third is by copying and pasting HPI images onto preferred applications. The last method is saving the image with the .hpi extension into a hard drive.

In exporting HPI files, the file types that support transparency and retain the nature of the image file, are either Targa or TIFF with transparency file formats. Targa is an image format that describes bitmap images and supports various compression methods. TIFF or Tagged Image File Format supports archiving images and supports most color specifications, including RGB.

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What Causes .HPI files Errors?

.HPI files errors are potential severe Windows file system errors and are frequently caused by a corrupt program registry that should be fixed immediately to protect against further failure in other software and/or hardware. Experiencing these errors puts your PC in danger for fatal crashes, blue screen errors and even device failure.

.HPI files Errors - Common Symptoms:

Common symptoms from .HPI files errors include reduced system performance, excessive program start up speed, failure accessing files, extended suspensions in software functions, programs exits without giving an error message, input freezing and programs lock up.

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