Image File Formats


 

BMP

Windows Bitmap

EPS-TIFF

Encapsulated Postscript with TIFF preview

GIF

Graphics Interchange Format

JPEG

Joint Photographic Experts Group

PSD

Photoshop (saved in maximum compatibility mode)

PICT

Mac Pict format

PNG

Portable Network Graphics

TIFF

Tagged Image File Format

TGA

Targa


RAW file formats


ARW

Sony RAW Format

CR2

Canon RAW Format

CRW/THM

Canon RAW/THM pair

DNG

Digital Negative Format

ERF

Epson RAW Format

IIQ

Phase One RAW Format

MOS

Leaf RAW Format

NEF

Nikon RAW Format

ORF

Olympus RAW Format

PEF

Pentax RAW Format

RAF

Fuji RAW Format

RAW

Panasonic/Leica RAW Format

SR2

Sony RAW Format

SRF

Sony RAW Format

STI

Sinar RAW Format

TIF

Canon 1D/1Ds RAW TIFF Format

X3F

Sigma RAW Format


Movie file formats


AVI

Windows AVI

MOV

QuickTime Movie

MPEG

MPEG 2 Movie

MPEG4

MPEG 4 Movie

 

When a file format is not recognized, Photo Mechanic attempts to retrieve any embedded tiff/jpg previews. In many cases, such as with digital backs from Phase One, the thumbnail is tiny and the enlarged preview may be pixelated. 

Some file formats may need QuickTime from Apple. These formats are GIF, PICT, BMP, and TGA. All movie files need QuickTime for thumbnail display. Macs should have QuickTime already installed. 


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