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Import and export formats

GraphicConverter is able to open and import approx. 200 different picture formats, i.e. almost every form of picture file, regardless of the operating system or computer platform on which the file was created. In order to enable you to exhange pictures with other users GraphicConverter currently allows you to save your pictures in approx. 80 different formats.

Depending on the format used, GraphicConverter offers a variety of settings for the import and export of files.  

The follow chart lists the picture file formats currently supported:

Format 

Import

Export

Metadata *)

Comment

.D 

X

-

-

320x200 pixel at 1 bit

8BIM 

X

-

ICC

old Photoshop 2.0 format
supports 1, 8 and 24 bit per pixel

AAI
X
-
-
-

Acorn Sprite

X

-

-

contains sprites from Acorn computers

AFP

X

-

-

variant of the TIFF format for 1 bit images

ALIAS

X

-

-

Alias Pix format
Supports 256 grays or 24 bit.

AMBER ARR 

X

-

-

Used by a microscope
Supports 256 grays.

AMC
X
-
-
-
Analyze
X
-
-
Format from medical technology that is made up of two files: .hdr contains the header and .img contains the image data.

ANI

X

-

-

Animations from the NeoChrome application

ANI 

X

-

-

Animated Windows Cursor

ANPA 

X

-

IPTC

Format with IPTC details.

Apple File Icon
-
X
-
These files only contain the file icon. By pressing Command-I in the operating system, you can click and copy it in the dialog that opens before setting it for another file with Command-V.

Apple Preferred

X

-

-

Format des images Apple IIgs

ART 

X

-

-

Format of First Publisher
Supports 1 bit per pixel

ARW
X
-
-
-

ASCII

X

X

-

option for importing and exporting images as ASCII characters. 

Atari Portfolio

X

-

-

-

B3D 

X

-

-

Maxon format of their 3D render application 

Bio
X
-
-
Bio-Formats of medical devices and microscopes (Glencoe SDK)

BioRad

X

-

-

BioRad file format
Support 256 grays 

BLD

X

X

-

Format of Mega Paint 

BMP 

X

X

-

Standard Windows format
Supports 1, 4, 8, 15 and 24 bit per pixel

BSB
X
-
-
Format for maps
BSP
X
-
-
-

BUF

X

-

-

Supports 32 bit 

BUM 

X

X

-

Variant of the BMP or PICT format 

Byte-Array Hea- der File (.H)
-
X
-
Image is converted to C source code, e.g. for games console developers
CALS
X
-
-
CCITT 4 compressed black and white graphics

c4

X

-

-

JEDMICS C4 format.

CAM

X

-

-

Format of the Casio QV-10/100
Variant of the JPEG format

CALS

X

-

-

CCITT 4 compressed black & white images

CEL

X

X

-

CEL format

CGM 

X

-

-

International standarized file format for exchange of image with vector and bitmap content

Chyron
X
X
-
The export option only covers the basic elements.
cicn
-
X
-
Icons
CINEON
X
-
-
-
CISCOIpPhoneI mages
X
X
-
-

CLP

X

-
-
clipboard format of Windows
cri
X
-
-
-
CRW  

X

-

IPTC

see Photo Raw

CR2

X

-

IPTC

see Photo Raw

csource

X

X

-

csource file format (image as csource).

CT 

X

-

-

Scitex color images

CUR
X
X
-
Cursor format

CVG 

X

-

-

Calamus vector format

CWK
X
-
-
Apple Works document format. All images contained are imported.
DCS
X
-
-
.C, .M, .Y, .K documents are combined in a complete CMYK image

DCR 

X

-

-

see Photo Raw

DCX

X

-

-

Contains multiple PCX files.

DDS

X

X

-

Native format of graphic cards. Used in some games. Supported variants: DXT1, DXT3, DXT5

DeltaVision

X

-

-

DeltaVision format.

DESR VFF

X

-

-

-

DICoM 

X

-

-

Medical format

Direct icns
X
X
-
-
Diskus YUV
X
X
-
Format from television production

DJ1000

X

-

-

Camera format

DL 

X

-

-

Animation format with 320 x 200 pixel at 8 bit.
Contains normally x-rated content.

dm2/dm3
X
-
-
Gatan format from digital microscopes
DNG
X
-
-
Digital Negative

Doodle

X

-

-

-

DPX

X

-

-

-

Dr. Halo

X

-

-

1. Format of the Dr. Halo application
2. Uses 256 colors.

DrawIT

X

-

-

DrawIT PDB format on PalmOS.

ECW

X 10)

X 10)

-

ECW wavelet format. Used for large maps.

ElectronicImage

X

X

-

Electric Image format.
It may contain animations.

EPSF

X 2)

X

-

Postscript format.

ESM 

X

-

-

ESM format

Facesaver
X
-
-
-
Favicon ICO
X
X
-
Format for pictures with 16x16 pixels that are displayed in the address bar in front of the URL. Windows ICONS is used as the file format. Adapt and insert the following HTML code in your Web site and copy the favicon.ico image to your server.
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http:// www.lemkesoft.de/favicon.ico"> <link rel="icon" href="http://www.lemkesoft.de/ favicon.ico" type="image/ico">

FAX 

X

-

-

CCITT 3 encoded fax file  

FaxSTF 

X

-

-

Format from the FaxSTF software 

fep
X
-
-
-
fig
X
-
-
With installed xfig fink package on X
First Publisher art
X
-
-
-

FireViewer PDB

X

-

-

Palm OS format.
Supports b&w, 4 and 16 grays and 256 colors. 

FITS

X

X

-

Flexible Image Transport System format.
Normally used for science. 

FLH/FLI/FLC

X

-

-

Animation from the Autodesk Animator.
FLI supports 8 bits at 320 x 200 pixel.
FLC support 8 bits at 640 x 480 pixel.
FLH supports high color.

FPX

X 6)

-

-

FlashPix file format.

Freehand 10

X 4)

-

-

-

FUJI

X

-

-

-

GATAN

X

-

-

Format of a microscope.
Supports 256 grays.

GEM

X

-

-

Vector images (GEM-Metafile) from the GEM-Draw application.

GFX

X

-

-

Format of Xgrabber

GIF

X

X

COM

Supports 1 to 8 bit per pixel.
Format was created by CompuServe Inc.

GrayPaint

X

-

-

GrayPaint PDB format on PalmOS.

GRP

X

-

-

Uses 1 or 4 bit per pixel.

HAM 

X

-

-

Format Interchange File Format (IFF)

HD Photo (wdp)
X
-
-
GraphicConverter can only open this Microsoft format in the UB version.

HDR 

X

-

-

Radiance (HDRI) format

HP-GL/2 

X

X

-

Vector images.
This format is normally used from plotters.

HGT
X
-
-
-
HMR
X
-
-
Variation of the TIFF format
HTC splashscreens
X
X
-
Format of HTC Smartphones (*.rgb565)
IBL
X
X
-
-

IBM ­ PIC

X

-

-

Supports 16 bit per pixel.

IC ? ­ Imagic 

X

-

-

Format of the ATARI application Imagic.
Supports the three color modes of the ATARI.

lcd5
X
-
-
RAW format of some iPod games

ICo/ICN

X

X

-

Format of the Windows file icons.

IFF/LBM

X

X

-

Standard file format of the Amiga.
Supports all color depths.

IM

X

-

-

Chyron Liberty Paint format.

Image ->Finder

-

X

-

Creates an image in a folder by creating custom file icons ; this is very usefull for cd-rom creation

ImageLab/PrintTechnic

X

-

-

Images with 256 grays.

IMG/XIMG

X

X

-

GEM-Draw file format. Supports 1 to 8 bit per pixel. The specificiations of the 24 bit per pixel variant was never offical released.

IMQ

X

-

-

Satellite image format.

IPLab 

X

-

-

-

ithmb
X
-
-
iPod Photo format

IRIS

X

-

-

IRIS (.fep) format

ISS

X

-

-

-

j6i

X

-

-

Variant of the JPEG format.

JBI 

X

-

-

Variant of the TIFF format

JEDMICS C4
X
-
-
Used by NASA

JIF

X

X

-

New format based on GIF.
But it uses the zlib compression.

JNG
X
-
-
-

JPEG/JFIF 

X

X

IPTC, EXIF, ICC, XMP, COM

Supports 24 bits per pixel or 256 grays.
Uses lossy compression.
Additional EXIF information (from digital cameras) is supported.

JPEG 2000

X

X

ICC

Supports 24 bits per pixel or 256 grays.
Uses lossy compression.

JPF
X
X
-
Like gif but with zlib compression
JPX
X
-
-
JPEG variant

KDC 

X 3)

-

-

Format of the Kodak digital camera

Keynote PICT
X
-
-
Variant of the PICT format created by Keynote.

KISS CEL

X

X

-

-

Koala 

X

-

-

C64 format

Kodak DCS
X
-
-
-

KoNTRoN

X

-

-

Format of the Kontron microscope
Contains images that use 256 grays. 

LDF 

X

-

-

 LuraDokument Format. In the UB version of GraphicConverter, LDF documents cannot be imported and exported as no SDKs are available. If necessary, use the X version of GraphicConverter under Rosetta.
Liberty IM
X
-
-
-
LIFF
X
-
-
-
LOGO
X
X
-
Nokia telephone logos

Lotus-PIC 

X

1. Vector format of the Lotus spreadsheet application.

LuraDocument
X
-
-
Document management format

LWF (LuraWave)

X

X 9)

-

LuraWave wavelet compression technology

MacDraw I

X

-

-

MacDraw I format.

MacPaint

X

X

-

Black and white image with 576 x 720 pixels

MAG

X

-

-

MAKIchan graphic format

MAYA-IFF

X

-

-

Variant of the IFF format.

MBM (Psion 5)

X

X

-

Images of the PSIoN serie 5

Meteosat 5

X

-

-

Format of the meteosat satellite.

MDC

X

-

-

Raw format of the Minolta RD-175 digital cameras.

Meteosat 5
X
-
-
Meteosat satellite format

MHT 

X

-

-

web archive format; which can contain images

MonkeyLogo

X

X

-

MonkeyLogo PDB format.

MonkeyCard

X

X

-

MonkeyCard PDB format.

Mov 

X

X

-

QuickTime movie file format

MPO
X
-
-
-
MP2
X
-
-
MP2 files can only be displayed if you purchase the MP2 add-on for QuickTime from www.apple.com.

MRC

X

-

-

Format of microscops.

MrSID

X 11)

-

-

Highly compressed file format. This is a lot used at the US government.

MRW

X

-

-

see Photo Raw

MSP

X

-

-

1 bit images from Microsoft Paint (Windows 2.0).

MSX ­ MSX2, MSX+ - MSX2+

X

-

-

-

NAA/IPTC
X
-
-
-

NASA Raster Metafile 

X

-

-

Format (with or without multiple frames) from the NASA missions.

NEF

X

-

IPTC

see Photo Raw

NEO

X

-

-

Format of the ATARI application NeoChrome.
Supports 320 x 200 pixel at 16 colors.

NGG/NCG

X

X

Format of Nokia mobile phones.

NIF 

X

-

-

NIST PCT
X
-
-
-
Nokia .pict
X
-
-
Export via the .logo form

NoL

X

X

Format of Nokia mobile phones.

NV12
X
-
-
Format for single images of a Microsoft video format
ODF
X
-
-
Format for multipage documents

oNCoR 

X

-

-

Supports 256 grays.

ORF

X

-

-

see Photo Raw

OTA

X

X

-

OTA bitmap format.

P ? ? ­ Degas

X

-

Format of the ATARI application Degas
320 x 200 pixel, 16 colors (*.PI1, *.PC1)
640 x 200 pixel, 4 colors (*.PI2, *.PC2)
640 x 400 pixel, 2 colors (*.PI3, *.PC3)

Palette 

-

-

color table

Palm image stream
X-
-
Format of the Palm organizer (.stream)
PAM
X-
-
Open Source Format

PAC ­ STAD

X

-

Black & white 640 x 400 pixel images of the ATARI application STAD.

PaperPort (MAX)

X

-

Archive format from Visioneer Paperport. Supports 1, 4, 8 and 32 bit. Can be multipage. 

PBM/PGM/PPM

X

X

Standard UNIX file format for easy exchange of images.
Support 1, 8 or 24 bit per pixel.
The files can be encoded binary or ASCII

PCD

X

-

-

Kodak PhotoCD format

PCX

X

X

-

Format of PC-Paintbrush.
Support 1, 4 and 8 bit per pixel. The new variant supports 24 bit per pixel, too.

PIC (32K)

X

-

-

Black & white 640 x 400 pixel image of the ATARI..

PIC

X

-

-

B&W ATARI image format (640x400 pixel)

PIC

X

-

-

Format from PC Paint

PIC

X

X

-

Format of the Psion.
Supports 1 or 2 bit per pixel.

PICS

X

X

-

Animations PICT.

PICT

X

X

ICC

standard Mac OS file format
contains vector and/or bitmap images

PICT resource

X

X

-

PICT that is written/read from the resource fork of a file

PDB

X

X

-

Palm Pilot database format.
GraphicConverter supports currently the following variants

  • FireViewer
  • TealPaint
  • ScreenShot Hack
  • Tiny Viewer
  • JPEG PDB

PDF 

X 7)

X 7)

-

Portable Document File format

PDS3
X
-
-
*.IMQ files with MOC compression

PEF

X

see Photo Raw

PFM
X
-
-
Open Source Format
PGC/PGF
X
X
-
-
Photo PDB
X
X
-
(JPEG)
Photostudio
X
-
-
Format used under Mac OS 9 

PGPF 

X

Sony Clie file format

PGC/PGF

X

-

-

Photo Raw

X

-

Many digital cameras can create raw files.
The following formats are supported:

  • CRW - Canon
  • CR2 - Canon
  • NEF - Nikon
  • DCR - Kodak
  • ORF - Olympus
  • X3F - Sigma
  • RDC - Rollei
  • RAF - Fuji
  • SRF - Sony
  • PEF - Pentax
  • MRW - Konica/Minolta
PIX
X-
-
Modified BMP format used by some iPod games

PM 

X

-

Format of the UNIX xv application.

PNG

X

X

ICC, XMP, COM 

New internet file format.
It supports 1, 2, 4, 8 and 24 bits per pixel.

PoRST 

X

-

Photo on disk format.
Variant of the JPEG format.

PowerPoint
X-
-
Format of scanners with automatic feed

Ppat

X

X

-

-

PSD 

X

X

IPTC, XMP, ICC

Photoshop 3.x or later file format.
Supports 1, 8, 24 bit per pixel.


PSP X
-
-
Paintshop Pro file format 
PTG
X-
-
ArtRage
PWP
X-
-
Format of a developing service
Pxx - Degas
-
-
Atari Degas program format 320 x 200 pixels, 16 colors (*.PI1, *.PC1) 640 x 200 pixels, 4 colors (*.PI2, *.PC2) 640 x 400 pixels, 2 colors (*.PI3, *.PC3)

QDV

X

-

-

Giffer format
Supports 1, 4 and 8 bits per pixel.

QNT

X

-

-

-

QTIF 

X 5)

-

-

QuickTime image format.

QTL
X
X
-
-

RAF

X

-

-

see Photo Raw

RAW

X

X

-

You can use the raw filter to import raw data. You have to specify the width, height and color depth during opening or saving such a file.

RDC

X

-

-

see Photo Raw

RIFF

X

-

-

Contains color and black & white images (format of the Painter software)

RLA

X

-

-

-

RLE

X

-

-

Images of the Utah Raster toolkit.

RSB

X

X

-

sprite and background format in games

RTF 

-

X

-

Rich Text Format.

RW2
X
-
-
-
SCR
X
-
-
Sinclair screenshots. Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Endung SCR auch vom Capture Tool von Word für DOS verwendet wird.

SCR 

X

X

-

Images of the capture tool of word for DoS. The format is identical with PCX. 

Scrap
-
-
-
ScreenShot Hack PDB
-
-
Palm OS ScreenShots; support for Handera and Sony CLIE (V1.5)

SCX

-

-

Format of ColoRIX
Supports 8 bit per pixel

SFF

X

-

-

Structured Fax File format.

SFW

X

X

-

Seattle Filmworks photo on disk format.
Variant of the JPEG format.

SGI

X

-

-

Silicon Graphics Image format.
Supports 256 grays or 24 bit.

SHP 

X

-

Format of the image library of Lighting Press or Printmaster.
Support 1 bit per pixel.

SHS
-
-
-
SIGMA SD10 raw
-
-
RAW-Format of the camera Sigma SD 10

Sinclair QL

X

-

-

Format of the Sinclair QL

SIXEL

X

-

-

Terminal format from the VAX world.

SKETCH

X

-

-

Variant of the MBM format.

SMV

X

-

-

format of a microscope

SNX

X

-

-

A modification of the JPEG format

SoFTIMAGE

X

X

-

Format of Softimage.
Supports 32 bits per pixel.
Used for video applications.

SPC

X

-

-

Image of the Spectrum application.
Supports 320 x 200 pixel at 512 colors.

SRF

X

-

-

see Photo Raw

ST ­ X ­ SBIG

X

-

-

Supports 256 grays.

StartupScreen s 

X

X

-

This file can be placed in the system folder ; so, the Mac OS will display the image during startup

STV
-
-
Medizinisches Format

SUN

X

-

-

SUN Raster file format.
Supports 8 or 24 bit per pixel.

Super-Hi-Res 3200

X

-

-

Images with 32000 colors of the Apple Iigs 

SVG

X 8)

X

-

Scaleable Vector Graphics

SWF
-
Using QuickTime (Macromedia Flash)
System 7 clip
-
-
Clipboard format when copying or moving data on System 7 or higher

TBC

X

-

-

TBCPlus

TCL

X

-

-

TCL format

TealPaint PDB 

X

-

-

Palm OS format.
Supports b&w and 256 colors (default Palm color table).

TEX
X-
-
Texture

TGA

X

X

-

Format from Truevision Targa
Support 1, 8, 15 and 24 bits per pixel.

TIFF

X

X

IPTC, ICC, XMP, EXIF, COM

complex format for all color depths
GraphicConverter can import and export the following compression kinds : uncompressed, packbits, lzw, ccitt3, ccitt4, fax3, fax4

TIM PSX

X

-

-

-

Tiny Viewer PDB

X

-

-

Format of the Tiny Viewer on PalmOS

TN ?

X

-

-

Format of the ATARI application TINY

TRS-80

X

X

-

Format of the TRS-80-

VBM

X

-

-

-

VFF

X

-

-

Uses 4 bit per pixel

VGS-8

X

-

-

Used by a microscope.
Supports 256 grays.

VITRoNIC

X

-

-

Vitronic format.
Supports 256 grays.

VoXEL

X

-

-

512 x 512 pixel at 256 grays format.

VPB

X

X

-

Format of the Quantel video system.

VPM

X

-

-

-

WBIN

X

X

-

Format of the MacWavelets application

WBMP

X

X

-

Format for the new WAP technology.

wbz
X
-
-
Five variants are recognized
wdb
X
-
-
HD photo format from Microsoft. (*) Can only be imported with the UB version of GraphicConverter.
Webp
X
X
-
Format for the Internet without meta data.

Winfax (FXM) 

-

-

Winfax file format; can be multipage

Winmail.dat
X
-
-
All readable images it contains will be opened in a multiple-page document.

WMF

X

X

-

Windows ­ Meta File.
Contains vector and bitmap images.

WPG

X

-

-

Graphic file format of Word Perfect.
It can contain bitmap and vector images.

X11

X

-

-

Bitmap.

X3F

X

-

-

see Photo Raw

XBM

X

X

-

Black & white format that is C encoded.

XCF

X 8)

-

-

GIMP native document

XFIG

X 1)

-

-

X-FIG drawings

X-Face

X

X

-

Supports 48 x 48 pixel at 1 bit.
Used for small photos in newsgroups.

XPM

X

X

-

Bitmap ASCII.

XWD

X

X

-

Dump of X - Windows.

YUV

X

-

-

Diskus format.

Z04, Z08, Z16, Z24, Z32
X
-
-
z3d format

1) requires Mac OS X or later with installed XFIG application of the Fink package or any other distribution
2) requires Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later or a helper like MacGhostview
3) only supported on MacOX 8.6 up to 9.2.2
4) only the preview can be displayed
5) requires QuickTime 3 or later
6) requires QuickTime 4 or 5
7) requires Mac OS X 10.1 or later; exports only raster PDFs
8) requires Mac OS X or later with installed Image Magick application of the Fink package or any other distribution
9) export of images with more than 800 x 600 pixel require a separate LWF license
10) requires Mac OS X
11) requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later and the free MrSID plugin for GraphicConverter.

*) Metadata

  • ICC = color profile
  • IPTC = standarized metadata (caption, keywords etc.)
  • XMP = Adobe open standard metadata
  • COM = simple ASCII comment
  • EXIF = digital camera metadata maybe with preview