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Documentation & Frequently Asked Questions

What are the supported image formats?

Updated by Jérémy Vizzini, the 1st October 2018 

MetaImage supports more than 90 formats: PNG, JPEG and TIFF files as well as a large number of RAW files. You can contact us for more information or if the formats you need are not supported yet.

NotationR: Read / W: Write / C : Create

File Format Description EXIF IPTC XMP ICC OTHER
3FR Hasselblad RAW (TIFF-based)
R
R
R
R
-
AI, AIT Adobe Illustrator [Template] (PS or PDF) R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R Photoshop
ARW Sony Alpha RAW (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W Sony
R/W SonyIDC
BPM, DIB
Windows BitMaP / Device Independent Bitmap
- - - - R BPM
BPG Better Portable Graphics
R
- R R R BPG
BTF BigTIFF (64-bit Tagged Image File Format)
R R R R -
CR2 Canon RAW 2 (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C CanonVRD
R/W/C Canon
CR3 Canon RAW 3 (Quicktime-based)
R
- R/W/C
- R/W QuickTime
R Canon
CRM Canon RAW 3 (Quicktime-based)
R - R/W/C
- R/W QuickTime
R Canon
CRW, CIFF
Canon RAW Camera Image File Format
- - R/W/C
- R/W/C CanonVRD
R/W CanonRaw
CS1 Sinar CaptureShop 1-shot RAW (psd-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R Photoshop
DCM, DC3, DIC, DICM
DICOM - Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
- - - - R Dicom
DCP DNG Camera Profile (DNG-like)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
-
DCR Kodak Digital Camera RAW (TIFF-based)
R R
R
R
-
DNG Digital Negative (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
-
DPX Digital Picture Exchange
- - - - R DPX
DR4 Canon DPP version 4 Recipe
- - - - R/W/C CanonVRD
EIP Capture One Enhanced Image Package (ZIP-based)
R - - - -
EPS, EPSF, PS
[Encapsulated] PostScript Format
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C PostScript
R Photoshop
ERF Epson RAW Format (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W Olympus
EXIF Exchangeable Image File Format metadata (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
- - - -
EXV Exiv2 metadata file (JPEG-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
JPEG Compatible
FFF Hasselblad Flexible File Format (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
-
FLIF Free Lossless Image Format
R/W/C
- R/W/C
R/W/C
-
FPF FLIR Public image Format
- - - - R FLIR
FPX FlashPix image
- - R R -
GIF Compuserve Graphics Interchange Format
- - R/W/C
R/W/C
-
GPR GoPro RAW (DNG-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
-
HDP, WDP, JXR
Windows HD Photo / Media Photo / JPEG XR (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
-
HEIC, HEIF
High Efficiency Image Format (QuickTime-based)
RWC
RWC
RWC
- -
IQQ Phase One Intelligent Image Quality RAW (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
-
IND, INDD, INDT
Adobe InDesign Document/Template
- - R/W/C
- -
INX Adobe InDesign Interchange (XML-based)
- - R - -
J2C, JPC
JPEG 2000 codestream
R
R
R
R
R Photoshop
JP2, JPF, J2K, JPM, JPX
JPEG 2000 image [Compound/Extended]
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R R Photoshop
JPEG, JPG, JPE
Joint Photographic Experts Group image
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
JPEG Compatible
K25 Kodak DC25 RAW (TIFF-based)
R
R
R
R
-
KDC Kodak Digital Camera RAW (TIFF-based)
R R R
R
R Kodak
MEF Mamiya (RAW) Electronic Format (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
-
MIE Meta Information Encapsulation
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
-
MIFF, MIF
Magick Image File Format
R R
R
R
R Photoshop
MOS Creo Leaf Mosaic (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R Leaf
MPO Extended Multi-Picture format (JPEG with MPF extensions)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
JPEG Compatible
MRW Minolta RAW
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W MinoltaRaw
R/W Minolta
NEF Nikon (RAW) Electronic Format (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W Nikon
R/W NikonCapture
NRW Nikon RAW (2) (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W Nikon
R/W NikonCapture
ORF Olympus RAW Format (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W Olympus
PEF Pentax (RAW) Electronic Format (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W Pentax
PMP Sony DSC-F1 Cyber-Shot image
- - - - R Sony
PNG, JNG, MNG
Portable/JPEG/Multiple-image Network Graphics
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
-
PSD, PSB, PSDT
PhotoShop Document / Large Document / Template
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R Photoshop
PSP, PSPIMAGE
Paint Shop Pro
R
- - - -
QTIF, QTI, QIF
QuickTime Image File
R/W
R/W
R/W/C
- -
RAF FujiFilm RAW Format
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W FujiFilm
RAW Panasonic RAW (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
- R/W Panasonic
R/W PanasonicRaw
RW2 Panasonic RAW 2 (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W Panasonic
R/W PanasonicRaw
RWL Leica RAW (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W Panasonic
R/W PanasonicRaw
RWZ Rawzor compressed image
R R R R -
SR2 Sony RAW 2 (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W Sony
SRF Sony RAW Format (TIFF-based)
R R
R
R
R Sony
SRW Samsung RAW format (TIFF-based)
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W Samsung
THM Canon Thumbnail (JPEG)
- - R - JPEG Compatible
TIFF, TIF
Tagged Image File Format
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
-
VRD Canon DPP Recipe Data
- - R/W/C
- R/W/C CanonVRD
WEBP Google Web Picture (RIFF-based)
R
- - - -
X3F Sigma/Foveon RAW
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W/C
R/W Sigma
R/W SigmaRaw
XCF GIMP native image format
R
R
R
R
-

The term of "JPEG Compatible" refers to all metadata that can be included in a JPEG file. Non-exhaustive list: EXIF, IPTC, ICC, PreviewImage, Pentax and much more.