Corel Wavelet

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File Format
Name Corel Wavelet
Ontology
Extension(s) .wi, .wvl
PRONOM x-fmt/202

A Corel Wavelet Compressed Bitmap is a raster image format. Format was available in the Corel Graphic Suites for importing from Clip art collections and exporting from Corel Draw, Photo-Paint, Photo-House, etc. Early versions use the .WVL extension.

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WI is the filename extension for Wavelet Compressed Bitmap files. The WI file format is bitmap based and is used for storing bitmap information at high compression levels.

  • Color modes supported when opening, Grayscale (8-bit) and RGB (24-bit).
  • Color modes supported when saving, Grayscale (8-bit) and 16-million Colors (24-bit).
  • Maximum image size, 2048 pixels.
  • Compression, Wavelet compression.
  • The WI file format supports a minimum image size of 16 pixels.
  • When you save to the WI file format, the Wavelet Export dialog box lets you change the quality of the file.

File Identification

  • WI file headers begin with "57 49 04" "WI "
  • WVL file headers begin with "43 4F 52 57 41 56" "CORWAV"

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