Supported File Types

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CodedColor supports the following major file formats and compression standards.


Picture file types (list incomplete)


Adobe Photoshop, view only (PSD, PDD)
Bitmap (Windows & OS2) (BMP, DIB, RLE)
Wireless Bitmap (WBMP)
Graphics interchange format (GIF, animated GIF)
Joint Photographics Experts Group  (JPG, JPEG, JPE).
JPEG2000 (JP2, J2K)
Kodak Photo CD, view only (PCD)
Portable Bitmap, Greymap and Pixelmap (PBM, PGM, PPM)
Portable Network Graphics  (PNG)
Tagged Interchange File Format  (TIFF, multipage TIF)
Truevision TARGA (TGA, TARGA)
Windows Cursor, view only (CUR)
Windows Icon, view only (ICO)
Windows Metafile (WMF, EMF)
ZSoft PaintBrush (PCX)
All RAW camera formats


Multimedia filetypes


Microsoft AVI files
Apple Quicktime (MOV) - requires Quicktime DirectShow Codec. We recommend installation of the free K-Lite Codec Pack.
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Advanced Windows streaming format (ASF)
Windows Media Video (WMV)
MP4 and all other filetypes supported by the K-Lite Codec Pack (search for "DirectShow" in Online FAQ)


Advanced features


Jpeg Lossless transformations
Load of Exif information
Editing of multi TIFF: extract, insert and delete single images.
Editing of animated GIF: extract, insert and delete single images.
Read/Write IPTC (IIMV4) information (like PhotoShop file info) from JPEG. Can replace IPTC information without load or change original image.
Load Alpha Channel (transparent images) for GIF, TIFF, PNG, ICO, CUR, TGA


icon_tip Important


For storing pictures we recommend JPEG, due to the space savings and benefits of embedded data.
For textscans and screenshots we recommend GIF
For web graphics we recommend PNG (transparency)




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