EMF (.emf)

As of Version 12.3, the "EMF" format is obsolete. Use other vector graphic formats, such as "SVG".
  • Export fully supports the EMF format.
  • Background & Context

      • Microsoft EMF format.
      • Image file format.
      • Used by the Windows operating system and by Microsoft applications as a graphics resource format.
      • EMF is an acronym derived from Enhanced Metafile.
      • Binary format.
      • Stores vector graphics, raster graphics, and text.
      • Stores image data as calls to the Windows graphical device interface (GDI), uncompressed Device Dependent Bitmaps, or uncompressed Device Independent Bitmaps.
      • Successor of the 16-bit WMF format.


    • Export["file.emf",expr] exports arbitrary vector or raster graphics or typeset expressions to the EMF format.
    • Export["file.emf",Graphics[] ] creates an EMF file representing a Wolfram Language Graphics object.
    • Since EMF supports vector graphics, fonts are not rasterized when exporting to EMF.
    • See the following reference pages for full general information:
    • Exportexport to a file
      CloudExportexport to a cloud object
      ExportStringexport to a string
      ExportByteArrayexport to a byte array

    Import Elements

    • Data representation element:
    • "Graphics"exports arbitrary graphics to EMF
    • Export uses the "Graphics" element by default.


    Basic Examples  (1)

    Export 2D vector graphics as an EMF file: