.LYR File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .LYR file extension:

  1. ArcView Layer File
  2. bestIMAGE Design File

1. ArcView Layer File

ArcView Layer File
  • Developer ESRI
  • Popularity
    3.7 (14 votes)
  • Category Misc Files
  • Format N/A

Contains information available in ArcView's layer properties dialog box; may include symbols, display settings, joined table details, definition queries, labeling properties, and annotation display properties.

LYR files are similar to Legend (.AVL) files, but may contain much more information and are saved in a binary format rather than as a text file.

Software's name License Platforms
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop Commercial Windows

Updated: December 25, 2008

2. bestIMAGE Design File

bestIMAGE Design File
  • Developer Stork Prints Austria (spgprints)
  • Popularity
    2.7 (3 votes)
  • Category CAD Files
  • Format Binary

Layered document used by spgprints' bestIMAGE software; may include both bitmap images and vector-based illustrations; used for the textile and graphic industry and is able to store all data for the creation of printing forms as well as digital bulk printing.

LYR files store high precision L*a*b color values of separations and can store bulk printing simulation data as well as production data for creating printing forms via laser engraver/exposer CAM machines from spgprints.

Software's name License Platforms
spgprints bestIMAGE spgprints bestIMAGE Paid Windows

Updated: December 31, 2011

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