Raster graphics File Formats

  • ASE – Adobe Swatch
  • ART – America Online proprietary format
  • BMP – Microsoft Windows Bitmap formatted image
  • BLP – Blizzard Entertainment proprietary texture format
  • CD5 – Chasys Draw IES image
  • CIT – Intergraph is a monochrome bitmap format
  • CPT – Corel PHOTO-PAINT image
  • CR2 – Canon camera raw format. Photos will have this format on some Canon cameras if the quality “RAW” is selected in camera settings.
  • CUT – Dr. Halo image file
  • DDS – DirectX texture file
  • DIB – Device-Independent Bitmap graphic
  • DjVu – DjVu for scanned documents
  • EGT – EGT Universal Document, used in EGT SmartSense to compress PNG files to yet a smaller file
  • Exif – Exchangeable image file format (Exif) is a specification for the image file format used by digital cameras
  • GIF – CompuServe’s Graphics Interchange Format
  • GPL – GIMP Palette, using a textual representation of color names and RGB values
  • GRF – Zebra Technologies proprietary format
  • ICNS – file format use for icons in Mac OS X. Contains bitmap images at multiple resolutions and bitdepths with alpha channel.
  • ICO – a file format used for icons in Microsoft Windows. Contains small bitmap images at multiple resolutions and sizes.
  • IFF (.iff, .ilbm, .lbm) – ILBM
  • JNG – a single-frame MNG using JPEG compression and possibly an alpha channel.
  • JPEG, JFIF (.jpg or .jpeg) – Joint Photographic Experts Group – a lossy image format widely used to display photographic images.
  • JP2 – JPEG2000
  • JPS – JPEG Stereo
  • LBM – Deluxe Paint image file
  • MAX – ScanSoft PaperPort document
  • MIFF – ImageMagick’s native file format
  • MNG – Multiple Network Graphics, the animated version of PNG
  • MSP – a file format used by old versions of Microsoft Paint. Replaced with BMP in Microsoft Windows3.0
  • NITF – A U.S. Government standard commonly used in Intelligence systems
  • OTA bitmap (Over The Air bitmap) – a specification designed by Nokia for black and white images formobile phones
  • PBM – Portable bitmap
  • PC1 – Low resolution, compressed Degas picture file
  • PC2 – Medium resolution, compressed Degas picture file
  • PC3 – High resolution, compressed Degas picture file
  • PCF – Pixel Coordination Format
  • PCX – a lossless format used by ZSoft’s PC Paint, popular at one time on DOS systems.
  • PDN – Paint.NET image file
  • PGM – Portable graymap
  • PI1 – Low resolution, uncompressed Degas picture file
  • PI2 – Medium resolution, uncompressed Degas picture file. Also Portrait Innovations encrypted image format.
  • PI3 – High resolution, uncompressed Degas picture file
  • PICT, PCT – Apple Macintosh PICT image
  • PNG – Portable Network Graphic (lossless, recommended for display and edition of graphic images)
  • PNM – Portable anymap graphic bitmap image
  • PNS – PNG Stereo
  • PPM – Portable Pixmap (Pixel Map) image
  • PSB – Adobe Photoshop Big image file (for large files)
  • PSD, PDD – Adobe Photoshop Drawing
  • PSP – Paint Shop Pro image
  • PX – Pixel image editor image file
  • PXR – Pixar Image Computer image file
  • QFX – QuickLink Fax image
  • RAW – General term for minimally processed image data (acquired by a digital camera)
  • RLE – a run-length encoded image
  • SCT – Scitex Continuous Tone image file
  • SGI, RGB, INT, BW – Silicon Graphics Image
  • TGA (.tga, .targa, .icb, .vda, .vst, .pix) – Truevision TGA (Targa) image
  • TIFF (.tif or .tiff) – Tagged Image File Format (usually lossless, but many variants exist, including lossy ones)
  • TIFF/EP (.tif or .tiff) – ISO 12234-2; tends to be used as a basis for other formats rather than in its own right.
  • VTF – Valve Texture Format
  • XBM – X Window System Bitmap
  • XCF – GIMP image (from Gimp’s origin at the eXperimental Computing Facility of the University of California)
  • XPM – X Window System Pixmap

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