SGI (image file format)
SGI (also known as IRIS, and sometimes called RGB or Irix RGB) is a raster image file format. The image may be uncompressed, or use RLE compression.
SGI probably stands for Silicon Graphics Image.
SGI supports the following image types:
- Grayscale, 8 or 16 bits/sample
- RGB, 8 or 16 bits/sample
- RGBA, 8 or 16 bits/sample
- RGB 3-3-2, 8 bits/pixel (obsolete)
- Colormapped (but no palette is stored in the file) (obsolete)
- Colormap (file contains only a palette; no image) (obsolete)
SGI files start with a 512-byte fixed header, most of which is unused. If the image is uncompressed, the pixel data follows. Compressed images have a scanline table, followed by the compressed pixel data.
The pixel data is stored from bottom-up, instead of top-down as in most image formats.
SGI files begin with bytes