.SPU File Extension

A .SPU file is a Spectrum 512 Image, created by Atari.

Open with XnViewMP. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .SPU file?

The .SPU file extension is associated with a type of bitmap image known as a Spectrum 512 Image. This type of image file was originally created using Spectrum 512, a graphics software designed for Atari ST computer systems. The Atari ST was a line of personal computers from the 1980s.

Spectrum 512 was notable for its ability to handle bitmap graphics with a palette of up to 512 colors, which was quite advanced for its time. Bitmap images are made up of pixels, and each pixel is assigned a specific color from the palette.

Despite being an older format, files with the .SPU extension can still be viewed and managed using certain modern software programs. Some of the programs that can open .SPU files include: 1. **XnViewMP** - This is a versatile image viewer that supports numerous file formats, including .SPU. It is available for various operating systems such as Windows, macOS, and Linux.

2. **Newera Graphics Converter Pro** - This program is useful for converting .SPU files into other image formats. It works on Windows and offers a range of tools for image editing and conversion.

3. **Atari Picture Viewer** - Specifically designed for viewing Atari image formats, this tool can be particularly useful for those dealing with legacy Atari files.

4. **Lemkesoft GraphicConverter** - Available for macOS, this software supports a wide range of image formats and can be used to open, edit, and convert .SPU files.

5. **XnViewMP** - Listed again because it is a highly recommended tool for handling .SPU files due to its compatibility and ease of use.

These programs provide options for viewing, editing, or converting .SPU files into more modern formats, making it easier to access and use these images on contemporary computer systems.


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