.MAX File Extension

There are 4 file types use the .MAX file extension:

  1. OmniPage Scanned Document
  2. 3ds Max Scene File
  3. Action Replay Max Save File
  4. PaperPort Scanned Document

1. OmniPage Scanned Document

OmniPage Scanned Document

Scanned image or text document saved by OmniPage scanning software; recognizes characters and words and detects page layout information using OCR software.

OmniPage was previously developed by ScanSoft, which was acquired by Nuance Communications, Inc.

Software's name License Platforms
Maxview Maxview Free Linux
Nuance OmniPage Nuance OmniPage Windows
Nuance OmniPage Pro X Nuance OmniPage Pro X Commercial Mac

Updated: September 19, 2008

2. 3ds Max Scene File

3ds Max Scene File

A MAX file is a three-dimensional scene file created by 3ds Max, a 3D modeling, animation, and rendering application. It may contain multiple models that include wireframes, textures, lighting effects, shading, animation, and other 3D design elements.

MAX files are used for developing professional graphics for games, film, and television. 3ds Max allows you to export the MAX file to many different formats, including .FBX, .AI, .DWG, .DXF, .IGS, .SAT, .STL, and many others.

NOTE: 3ds Max was previously known as 3D Studio MAX, which also saved scenes using the ".max" extension. You can still export scenes to .3DS files in the latest version of the 3ds Max software.

Software's name License Platforms
Autodesk 3ds Max Autodesk 3ds Max Commercial MacWindows

Updated: June 13, 2016

3. Action Replay Max Save File

Action Replay Max Save File

Saved file created by Datel's Action Replay MAX, a PlayStation 2 (PS2) program used for applying cheats to PS2 games and creating PS2 saves; contains the saved state of a PS2 video game; can be saved to a hard drive or transferred to a PC using a USB flash drive.

MAX files can be opened directly on the PlayStation 2 using the Memory Manager on the PS2 Action Replay MAX disc.

Software's name License Platforms
PS2 Save Builder PS2 Save Builder Free Windows
PS2 Save Converter PS2 Save Converter Free Windows

Updated: April 24, 2008

4. PaperPort Scanned Document

PaperPort Scanned Document

Image imported via scanner or created by ScanSoft PaperPort scanning software; saved in a proprietary format used by ScanSoft software.

NOTE: ScanSoft is now part of Nuance Communications, Inc.

Software's name License Platforms
Maxview Maxview Free Linux
Nuance PaperPort Nuance PaperPort Commercial Windows

Updated: August 25, 2014

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