File Format Description File type Number Input Bit Depth Output Bit Depth Common File Ext. Java Read Java Write Supports Text Search
ABIC (reading)

IBM image compression for scanned checks. Note: Not yet supported with RasterMaster .NET x64 or RasterMaster DLL x64

46 1 1 O false
AFP (MO:DCA)

Advanced Function Presentation. IBM format which uses CITT G3, G4, and IBM MMR formats. 1-bit only. This is a multi-page file format.

74 1, 24 1, 24 .afp O O true
ASCII

Snowbound reads ASCII text files and converts them to a bitmap.

38 1 false .txt B true
BMP_COMPRESSED

Originated by Microsoft, BMP supports 1, 4, 5, and 24-bit images.

12 4, 8 8 .bmp B false
BMP_UNCOMPRESSED

Originated by Microsoft, BMP supports 1, 4, 5, and 24-bit images.

1 1, 4, 8, 16, 24 1, 8, 24 .bmp B false
BROOK_TROUT

Brooktrout FAX format.

29 1 1 .brk false
CALS

Government specified format.

18 1 1 .cal B B false
CCITT_G3

Group 3 compression for bitonal (1-bit) image data.

33 1 1 .tif B false
CCITT_G3_FO

Group 3 compression for bitonal (1-bit) image data.

53 1 1 .tif B false
CCITT_G4

Group 4 compression for bitonal (1-bit) image data.

34 1 1 .tif B B false
CCITT_G4_FO

Group 4 compression for bitonal (1-bit) image data.

52 1 1 .tif B B false
CFF

Compact Font Format is a lossless compaction of the Type 1 format using Type 2 charstrings. It is designed to use less storage space than Type 1 fonts by using operators with multiple arguments, various pre-defined default values, more efficient allotment of encoding values, and shared subroutines with a FontSet (family of fonts).

83 1, 8, 24 1, 8, 24 .cff O false
CIFF

Camera Image File Format is a raw format designed by Canon.

81 1, 8, 24 1, 8, 24 .cif O false
CIMS (ABIC)

Check Image Management System developed by Carreker. Same as ABIC. Note: Not yet supposed with RasterMaster .NET x64 or RasterMaster DLL x64.

80 1 false O false
CLIP

Microsoft Windows clipboard format.

27 1, 4, 8, 24 1, 8, 24 .cip false
COD

Liberty IMS black and white format.

72 1 false .cod false
CSV

Comma separated value list (a text spreadsheet).

99 1, 2, 4 false .csv O false
CUT

Cut images are only 8 bits per pixel and the palette is stored in a separate file. Originated by Media Cybernetics.

31 8 false .cut false
DCX

Intel created this format as a multi-page .PCX format. Each page is a .PCX file in whole which can be 1, 4, 8, and 24-bit.

11 1, 4, 8, 24 1, 8, 24 .dcx false
DIB

Standard Windows Device Independent Bitmap. Supports 1, 4, 8, and 24-bits. This is a multi-page format.

48 1, 4, 8, 24 1, 8, 24 .dib B B false
DICOM

Medical image format supporting 1, 12, 16, and 24 pixel images. Limited support.

55 8, 16, 24 false .dcm B false
DOC

Microsoft Word format. Supports Microsoft Word 97, version 8 or later. Supports 1-bit images. Cannot decompress (view) document while open in MS Word. The following features have not yet been implemented: right-to-left text flow, underlined URLs, section and paragraph borders and shading, text boxes, multi-column paragraph, Windows Meta Files (WMF) clip art, autoshapes, and embedded OLE objects. Inconsistencies exist between MS Word and the Word plugin with regards to character and line spacing. Reading support only. This is a multi-page file format.

86 1, 8, 24, 32 false .doc O true
DOCX

The .docx format is part of a family of open office XML-based formats developed by Microsoft. It is the default document format for saving DOCX applications in Microsoft Word starting with Office 2007. It is based on XML rather than Microsoft?s .doc format. Reading support only. This is a multi-page file format.

93 1, 8, 24, 32 false .docx O true
DSC

the DCS format is a standard Quark Express Format. Each plane is stored as an EPS record.

62 32 32 .dcs false
DWG

Autodesk(R) AutoCAD(R) format. Usedfor computer aided design (CAD) DWG data and metadata. The DWG format can be read in the VirtualViewer .NET Content Server.

90 0 24 .dwg false
DXF

Autodesk(R) AutoCAD(R) format. Used for computer aided design (CAD) data and metadata. See the fol- lowing, for the full specification: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=8446698. The DWG format can be read in the VirtualViewer .NET Content Server.

91 0 24 .dxf false
EMAIL

E-mail message created with MS Outlook

89 1 .msg O false
EML

A MIME RFC 822 standard format that is used by many email clients including Microsoft Outlook Express, Lotus Notes, Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Postbox.

103 1 .eml O false
EPS (preview)

Encapsulated Postscript originated by Adobe. Postscript is an interpreted language. Snowbound does not support full Postscript but will extract an embedded .TIF file in the image. Sometimes called a bitmap representation file.

14 1, 4, 8, 24 1, 8, 24 .eps B B false
EPS_BITMAP

EPS Compressed bitmap format. It is an Adobe encapsulated Postscript file with either G4 or JPEG data embedded.

63 8, 24, 32 1, 8, 24 .eps B B false
EPS_BITMAP_G4

EPS Compressed bitmap format. It is an Adobe encapsulated Postscript file with either G4 or JPEG data embedded.

64 false 1, 8, 24 .eps B false
EPS_BITMAP_LZW

EPS Compressed bitmap format. It is Ean Adobe encapsulated Postscript LZW file with either G4 or JPEG data embedded.

69 false 1, 8, 24 .eps B false
FileNet

FileNet Image format developed by FileNET Corporation for viewing documents.

78 1 1 B false
FLASHPIX

FLASHPIX 24-bit tiled JPEG format that includes multiple resolution images.

54 8, 24 false .fpx false
GIF

Created by CompuServe for compressing 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8-bit palette images. Uses the LZW algorithm.

4 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 8 .gif B B false
GIF_INTERLACED

Same as GIF except stores the raster in an interlaced order.

44 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 8 .gif B false
GX2

Originated by Brightbill Roberts for ShowPartner DOS applications. Supports 4 and 8-bit images. Simple run length encoding technique.

22 4, 8 false .gx2 false
HTML

Hyperlink Text Markup Language (HTML) is a tag-based language used to create documents for the Web. HTML forms are often used to capture information from web sites. Full HTML, Javascript and CSS support.

82 0 24 .htm, .html O true
ICONTYPE

Microsoft icon format. Contains a standard device independent bitmap. Supports 1 and 4 bits uncompressed.

25 1, 4 false .ico false
IFF_ILBM

Used on the Commodore Amiga computers for native bitmap format. Uses a run length format for 1, 4, 8, 24 and 8-bit palette images.

26 1, 4, 8, 24 1, 8, 24 .iff false
IMG

Originated by Digital Research for storing 1-bit images.

28 1 false .img false
IMNET

IMNET G4 compressed format.

42 1 false B false
IOCA (MO:DCA)

Image Object Content Architecture. IBM format which uses CCITT G3, (MO:DCA) G4, and IBM MMR formats. 1-bit only. This is a multi-page file format.

24 1, 24 1 .ico O O false
JBIG

Joint bi-level Image Experts Group. This is a highly compressed format which is stored in a TIFF header. It supports 1 or 8-bit gray scale images.

71 1 1 (with plugin) .jbg B false
JBIG2

JBIG2 is a highly-compressed black and white image format that uses symbol recognition and substitution for very dramatic compression results. Snowbound’s viewers and conversion programs can be used to directly view JBIG2 documents or convert those documents to a variety of output formats.

77 1 1 (with plugin) .jbg B false
JEDMICS

US Military CCITT G4 tiled image format for storing Government documents and drawings. Supports 1-bit per pixel.

56 1 1 .jed B false
JPEG

Joint Photographics Experts Group. This was a group spearheaded by Kodak for 24, 32, and 8-bit grayscale lossy compression. Lossless JPEG not supported.

13 8, 24, 32 8, 24 .jpg B B false
JPEG2000

JPEG 2000 specification. This is similar to JPEG but produces much better compression with better quality. It is supported as a separate plugin. An option exists to set the compression level for saving.

70 8, 24 false .jpg2 O false
KOFAX

Kofax Format

23 1 false false
LASER_DATA

Compression for documents originated by LaserData Corp. 1-bit images only.

19 1 false false
LINE_DATA

Presents data for each variable on a single line.

75 1 1 false
MACPAINT

Original Apple bitmap file format. All MacPaint images are 720 x 576 pixels 1 bit.

21 1 false false
MAG

Mag Format.

61 1 false .mag false
MO:DCA

Mixed Object: Document Content Architecture. IBM format which uses MO:DCA CCITT G3, G4, and IBM MMR formats. 1-bit only. This is a multi-page file format.

49 1, 24 1 .mca O O true
MSP

Microsoft Paint program bitmap file format. Supports 1-bit images. Uses a type of RLE compression found also in compressed .BMP files.

30 1 false .msp false
NCR

A simple header with CCITT group 4 data.

65 1 false .ncr B false
ODF

Open Document Format is an XML-based file format for representing ODF electronic documents such as spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents.

98 false false .odf O false
ODP

ODP Open Document Format for presentations.

101 false false .odp O true
ODS

Open Document Format for spreadsheets.

97 1, 24 false .ods O true
ODT

ODT Open Document Format for word processing (text) documents.

96 1, 24 false .odt O true
OOXML

Office Open Extended Markup Language or Office Open XML (also informally known as OOXML or OpenXML) is a zipped, XML-based file format developed 94 by Microsoft for representing spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents that is intended for use with the 2007 and later versions of the Microsoft Office suite.

94 1, 8, 24 false O true
PCL_1 (with plugin)

Hewlett Packard printer file format. Support for color and grayscale output. Supported as a separate plugin. This is a multi-page file format.

57 1, 24 1 .pcl O B true
PCL_1 (without plugin)

Hewlett Packard printer file format. Support for color and grayscale output. Supported as a separate plugin. This is a multi-page file format.

57 false 1 .pcl O B true
PCL_5

Hewlett Packard printer file format. Support for color and grayscale output. This is a multi-page file format.

76 false 1 .pcl O B true
PCX

Zsoft bitmap file format. Similar to pack bits compression. Supports 1, 4, 8, and 24-bit images.

2 1, 4, 8, 24 1, 8, 24 .pcx B false
PDF (with plugin)

Portable Document Format. File format developed by Adobe to capture formatting information from a variety of desktop publishing applications. It allows the user to send formatted documents and have them appear on the recipient’s monitor or printer as they were intended. Compatible with the PDF/A specification and conforms to PDF v1.4. Does not currently support JPEG2000 in PDF for Java. Supports some types of Adobe specified PDF annotations, however does not support XFA annotations. Does not support corrupt PDF documents.Snowbound Software requires that the fonts needed be available on the system. This is a multi-page file format.

59 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 1, 24 .pdf O B true
PDF (without plugin)

Portable Document Format. File format developed by Adobe to capture formatting information from a variety of desktop publishing applications. It allows the user to send formatted documents and have them appear on the recipient’s monitor or printer as they were intended. Compatible with the PDF/A specification and conforms to PDF v1.4. Does not currently support JPEG2000 in PDF for Java. Supports some types of Adobe specified PDF annotations, however does not support XFA annotations. Does not support corrupt PDF documents. Snowbound Software requires that the fonts needed be available on the system. This is a multi-page file format.

59 false 1, 24 .pdf O B true
PDF_15

Portable Document Format. File format developed by Adobe to capture formatting information from a variety of desktop publishing applications. It allows the user to send formatted documents and have them appear on the recipient’s monitor or printer as they were intended. Compatible with the PDF/A specification and conforms to PDF v1.4. Does not currently support JPEG2000 in PDF for Java Supports some types of Adobe specified PDF annotations, however does not support XFA annotations. Does not support corrupt PDF documents. Snowbound Software requires that the fonts needed be available on the system. This is a multi-page file format. Note: Only supported with RasterMaster .NET or RasterMaster DLL. This format is not yet supported in RasterMaster Java.

79 false 1, 24 .pdf O B true
PDF_16

Portable Document Format. File format developed by Adobe to capture formatting information from a variety of desktop publishing applications. It allows the user to send formatted documents and have them appear on the recipient’s monitor or printer as they were intended. Compatible with the PDF/A specification and conforms to PDF v1.4. Does not currently support JPEG2000 in PDF for Java. Supports some types of Adobe specified PDF annotations, however does not support XFA annotations. Does not support corrupt PDF documents. Snowbound Software requires that the fonts needed be available on the system. This is a multi-page file format. Note: Only supported with RasterMaster .NET or RasterMaster DLL. This format is not yet supported in Rastermaster Java.

92 false 1, 24 .pdf O B true
PDF_LZW

Portable Document Format. File format developed by Adobe to capture formatting information from a variety of desktop publishing applications. It allows the user to send formatted documents and have them appear on the recipient’s monitor or printer as they were intended. Compatible with the PDF/A specification and conforms to PDF v1.4. Does not currently support JPEG2000 in PDF for Java. Supports some types of Adobe specified PDF annotations, however does not support XFA annotations. Does not support corrupt PDF documents. Snowbound Software requires that the fonts needed be available on the system. This is a multi-page file format.

88 false 1, 24 .pdf O B true
PHOTOCD

Kodak photo CD format. Supports only 24-bit images. This format contains at least 5 images. Get these images as you would a multi-page file format. Page 0 - 768 x 512 ; Page 1 - 384 x 256 ; Page 2 - 192 x 128 ; Page 3 - 1536 x 1024 ; Page 4 - 3072 x 2048; Images are uncompressed until the 1536 x 1024 images or greater. All images are stored as YCC data which is luminance then blue and red chrominance channels. The large image must be built from the smaller images by interpolation then adding the residual data stored by Huffman encoding.

39 24 false .pcd false
PHOTOSHOP

Adobe Photoshop format for storing 1, 4, 8, 16, 24, and 32-bit images. Can be compressed or uncompressed. Images may also be stored as CMYK data or RGB.

41 1, 4, 8, 24, 32 1, 8, 24 .psd false
PICT

Apple Macintosh bitmap file format. These images may contain vector information such as lines and circles. Only the bitmap portion of data is decompressed. Uses pack bits compression. Supports 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 16, 24, and 32-bit images.

15 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 1, 8, 24 .pct false
PNG (optional)

Originated by CompuServe to replace the .GIF file format. Uses the Huffman encoding variant. Supports 1, 4, 8, 15, 16, 24, and 32-bit images. Also supports interlaced and transparency.

43 1, 4, 8, 24, 32 1, 8, 16 .png B B false
PPT

Microsoft PowerPoint Binary File Format which is the binary file format used by Microsoft PowerPoint 97, Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. Reading support only. This is a multi-page file format.

85 1, 8, 24, 32 false .ppt O true
PPTX

The .pptx format is part of a family of open office XML-based formats developed by Microsoft. It is the default document format for saving applications in Microsoft PowerPoint starting with Office 2007. It is based on XML rather than Microsoft’s .ppt format. Reading support only. This is a multi-page file format. Supported on Java 7.

100 1, 8, 24, 32 false .pptx O true
RAST

Sun raster format. Supports 1, 8, 24, 1, 8, and 32-bits. Run length encoded format.

37 1, 8, 24 1, 8, 24 .ras false
RTF

The Rich Text Format is a method of encoding formatted text and graphics for easy transfer between applications.

87 1, 8, 24, 32 false .rtf O true
SCITEX

The SCITEX format is a proprietary format originated from SCITEX Corporation. Gray scale color and CMYK color images. Usually compressed.

60 24, 32 24 .sct false
SEARCHABLE_PDF

Searchable PDF, also known as “vector PDF” is a regular PDF file that contains searchable text content vs rasterized text.

69 false false .pdf O B true
SVG

Scalable Vector Graphics is an XML- based vector image format for two- dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation. SVG allows three types of graphic objects: vector graphics, raster graphics, and text. It is a known issue that Internet SVG Explorer has an issue rendering an image in SVG. If you have an issue rendering an image in IE, we recommend that you turn off SVG support for that format. You can turn off SVG support by either adding the format to the svgExclusions list in web.xml or disable SVG in config.js for all formats by setting enableSVGSupport to false.

102 false 24 .svg B false
TARGA

The SCITEX format is a proprietary format originated from SCITEX Corporation.

32 16 24 .tga false
TARGA16

The SCITEX format is a proprietary format originated from SCITEX Corporation.

32 16 24 .tga false
TIFF UNCOMPRESSED

Uncompressed raw binary data. This is a multi-page file format.

0 1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 1, 8, 24 .tif B B false
TIFF_2D

Tagged image file format. Created by an independent group and was supported by Aldus. .TIF files can be any number of bits per pixel, planes and several compression algorithms. The byte order may be Intel or Motorola format. The bytes may also be filled from right to left or left to right. Compression may be uncompressed, pack bits, LZW, modified Huffman, CCITT G4, CCITT G3, CCITT G3-2D or JPEG. Please note that the CCITT G4 file format only saves to black and white. This is a multipage file format.

17 1 false .tif B false
TIFF_ABIC

TIFF file with Arithmetic Binary encoding. Requires a special version of our tools. Very popular for check imaging. BW is used for 1-bit bi-level and TIFF_ABIC is for 4- bit gray scale images. This is a multi-page file format.

46 4, 8 false .tif O false
TIFF_ABIC_BW

TIFF file with Arithmetic Binary encoding. Requires a special ABIC version of our tools. Very popular for check imaging. BW is used for 1-bit bi-level and TIFF_ABIC is for 4-bit gray scale images. This is a multi-page file format.

47 1 false .tif O false
TIFF_G3_FAX

ANSI baseline Group 3 or Group 4 compression embedded in a TIFF. This is a multi-page file format.

8 1 1 .tif B B false
TIFF_G4_FAX

ANSI baseline Group 3 or Group 4 compression embedded in a TIFF. This is a multi-page file format.

10 1 1 .tif B B false
TIFF_G4_FAX_FO

ANSI baseline Group 3 or Group 4 compression embedded in a TIFF. This is a multi-page file format.

51 1 1 .tif B B false
TIFF_G4_FAX_STRIP

ANSI baseline Group 3 or Group 4 compression embedded in a TIFF. This is a multi-page file format.

67 false 1 .tif B false
TIFF_HUFFMAN

TIFF file compressed using the Huffman compression algorithm. This is a multi-page file format.

7 1 1 .tif B false
TIFF_JBIG

Standard ansi baseline JBIG compression embedded in a TIFF. This is a multi-page file format.

66 1 1 .tif B B false
TIFF_JPEG

Standard ansi baseline JPEG compression embedded in a TIFF. This is a multi-page file format.

40 8, 24 8, 24 .tif B B false
TIFF_JPEG7

Black and white gray scale format. This is a multi-page file format.

73 1, 8 1, 8 .tif B B false
TIFF_LZW

TIFF file compressed using the LZW compression algorithm. The LZW algorithm includes the look-up table of codes as part of the compressed file. This is a multi-page file format.

9 1, 4, 8, 24, 32 1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 .tif B B false
TIFF_PACK

Simple run length encoding algorithm. This is a multi-page file format.

16 1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 1, 8 .tif B B false
UTF-16

UTF-16 is a text format. It is a variable width encoding for the Unicode character set. It may start with the Byte Order Mark of 0xFE FF.

87 1, 8, 24, 32 false .txt B false
UTF-8

UTF-8 is a text format. It is a variable width encoding for the Unicode character set. It may start with the Byte Order Mark of 0xFF FE.

38 1 false .txt B false
WBMP

Windows file format for wireless devices.

68 1 1 .wbmp false
WINFAX

A simple header with CCITT group 3 compression.

58 1 false false
WMF

Microsoft Windows Metafile format. These may contain vector information such as lines and circles. Only the bitmap data is extracted. This is in the form of a standard windows DIB. May be 1, 4, 8, and 24-bit. The 4 and 8-bit images may be compressed using Microsoft RLE compression as in .bmp files.

6 1, 4, 8, 24 1, 8, 24 .wmf B false
WPG

WordPerfect?s metafile format. This is similar to the WMF file format in WPG that it may contain vector information. Supports 1, 4, 8, and 24-bit images.Only the bitmap data is extracted.

5 1, 4, 8, 24 1, 8 .wpg false
XBM

Xwindows file format which encodes XBM each pixel as an ASCII byte. Only supports 8-bits per pixel.

20 1 1 .xbm false
XEROX_EPS

Encapsulated Postscript for Xerox.

45 1 false false
XLS

Excel Spreadsheet format for structuring and analyzing data. This is the binary file format used by Microsoft Excel 97, Microsoft Excel 2000, Microsoft Excel 2002, and Microsoft Office Excel 2003. Reading support only. This is a multi-page file format.

84 1, 8, 24, 32 false .xls O true
XLSX

The .xlsx format is part of a family of open office XML-based formats developed by Microsoft. It is the default document format for saving applications in Microsoft Excel starting with Office 2007. It is based on XML rather than Microsoft’s .xls format. Reading support only. This is a multi-page file format.

95 1, 8, 24, 32 false .xlsx O true
XPM

Xwindows bitmap file format stored 1, 4, XPM as ASCII data. Each pixel is stored as an ASCII byte.

35 1, 4, 8 8 .xpm false