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Electronic Formats concerned with Image Data.

See also:

Adjustment data

Animated image formats

See also Video.

Character-based graphics

See Character encoding for details of character sets, some of which include graphical or line-and-box-drawing characters.


(Profiles, color spaces, palettes, swatches)

Comics creation


Special-purpose compression algorithms and formats that may be used in multiple image file formats.

See also Compression, for general-purpose algorithms.

Icon, Cursor, and Avatar files

(Formats often used for icons, cursors, avatars, thumbnails, etc.)

Metadata Formats

Programming languages (graphic-specific)

Raster Graphics Formats

Raw camera formats

For raw image (digital negative) formats used by cameras (such as .3fr, .ari, .arw, .bay, .cap, .cr2, .crw, .eip, .dcr, .dcs, .drf, .dng, .eip, .erf, .fff, .iiq, .k25, .kdc, .mef, .mos, .mrw, .ndf, .nef, .nrw, .orf, .pef, .ptx, .pxn, .r3d, .raf, .raw, .rw2, .rwl, .rwz, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .x3f), see Cameras and Digital Image Sensors.

Software, utilities, libraries, and APIs for graphic manipulation

(See Graphic software)

System-specific graphic formats and modes

Vector Graphics Formats

(Including most metafile formats. Vector formats often support embedded raster images, and other objects that aren't actually vectors.)

For modeling formats (such as IGES, NFF, OFF, POV-Ray, PRT, QRT), see 3D and CAD/CAM Models.

See also Machine Embroidery.


(Formats and topics that are clearly identified, but which don't fit into another category, or still need to be categorized)


(Formats that may need to be more clearly identified and named, and moved to other categories)


(Formats that are difficult or impossible to identify, and which may be deleted from this page)

Links and Resources

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