XCF

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File Format
Name XCF
Ontology
Extension(s) .xcf, .xcfgz, .xcfbz2
PRONOM fmt/615

XCF is the native file format for GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). It supports all the possible information about an image, including layers and transparency, except for undo information[1].

An XCF file may be compressed using gzip or bzip2 format. Such files usually use extension .xcf.gz, .xcfgz, .xcf.bz2, or .xcfbz2.

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Identification

The first 9 bytes of an XCF file are the ASCII string "gimp xcf ".

Specifications

The Wikipedia article says that the reference documentation is the source code for GIMP itself.

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References

  1. http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-images-out.html

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