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.dpa File Extension

Developer: Serif
File type: DrawPlus Animation File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .dpa. Files with the file extension .dpa can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .dpa files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .dpa file?

A DrawPlus animation file is affixed with the .dpa extension, and these .dpa files are saved in the DPA format that was developed by Serif for one of its digital images and motion graphics development software. The DrawPlus X5 digital animation development application from Serif uses the DPA format for video files or digital motion graphics content of projects authored using the DrawPlus X5 program. This means users of computers running on Microsoft Windows-based systems and other supported operating systems can create DPA files with 2D objects and animated configurations using the DrawPlus X5 application. An author of a DPA project output file may enter stopframe animations used for flip book animated sequences in a DPA file. Keyframe animations can also be implemented by a DrawPlus user into a DPA file, and this is a series of anchor frames deployed for the generation of smooth animated transitions from one frame to the next. Support for animated visual effects and sound clips is also implemented into a DPA file's encoding and compression specifications. DPA files are also integrated with support for exporting these DPA files to a wide variety of digital animation file formats.

how to open a .dpa file?

Launch a .dpa file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .dpa file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .dpa files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .dpa file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .dpa file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .dpa file association errors

applications that open a .dpa file

Serif DrawPlus X5

Serif DrawPlus X5

DrawPlus X5 is a graphics software used in digital art, illustration, and painting. It contains pre-set documents for users to edit including posters, greetings cards and banners, to start the design. Users may also create custom projects from scratch. Users can sketch and trace designs, edit lines and apply smoothing to avoid shaky lines by utilizing a graphics tablet or the mouse. Natural-looking media brushes like pencil, charcoal and pastels, and photo-quality paint splats, glitter, stitching, grass, fire, clouds and others are available for digital painting. They jus need to calibrate the built-in Pressure Studio for natural drawing style. Common shapes can be drawn and can be edited by color, transparency, and edges or have it morph into any shape to create custom designs. Lines can either be inside, outside, or behind a nominated object, in order to be able to add detail in and around any element of the design. Graphics can be created with optimized quality for the Web including professional-quality buttons and banners which has hover and click states. Links can be assigned to different regions of an image and then previewed on a Web browser.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .dpa files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .dpa. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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