Bitmap Files, Types, Formats, Extensions

Bitmap Files, Types, Formats, Extensions

Extension Name Extension Type Category Dev.Company File Format Description
.3DS File Extension 3D Studio Scene 3D Image Autodesk Binary 3D Image format used by Autodesk 3D Studio; contains mesh data, material attributes, bitmap references, smoothing group data, viewport configurations, camera locations, and lighting information; may also include object Animation data.
.2BP File Extension Pocket PC Bitmap Image File Raster Image N/A Unknown Bitmap or raster image format used for storing images on Pocket PC PDA devices; may be created by converting images saved in other formats using Microsoft ActiveSync; can be viewed on PCs and directly on a Pocket PC device with various software programs.
.3DL File Extension LightConverse 3D Model File 3D Image Light Converse Unknown High-quality textured 3D Model format used by LightConverse, a 3D lighting visualization and control software program; represents a three-dimensional scene optimized for realtime rendering with multiple light sources; contains mesh data, material attributes, and bitmap references.
.AI File Extension Adobe Illustrator File Vector Image Adobe Systems Binary Drawing created with Adobe Illustrator, a Vector Graphics editing program; composed of paths connected by points, rather than bitmap image data; commonly used for logos and print media.
.ALB File Extension Alpha Five Library Developer Alpha Software Unknown Library used by Alpha Five, an IDE that allows users to develop Web applications; stores data dictionary information for an .ADB file, including settings, script pointers, menus, user-defined functions, bitmaps, toolbars, and import definitions.
.ANIM File Extension Maya Animation File 3D Image Autodesk Text 3D Animation file created by Maya, a professional 3D Modeling application; saves references to objects and their Animation properties; includes keyframes that specify anchor points of the Animation; also includes rotations and the timeline.
.ART File Extension AOL Compressed Image File Raster Image AOL Binary Bitmap image file compressed by America Online (AOL); saved in a proprietary format that most image viewing programs do not recognize; can be opened within America Online by selecting "File→Open..."
.ART File Extension AOL Compressed Image File Raster Image AOL Binary Bitmap image file compressed by America Online (AOL); saved in a proprietary format that most image viewing programs do not recognize; can be opened within America Online by selecting "File→Open..."
.AHS File Extension Adobe Halftone Screen File Settings Adobe Systems Unknown Contains settings for creating a halftone image in Photoshop; created by first converting an image to Grayscale, then to Bitmap and selecting Use: "Halftone Screen..." as the method.
.ABP File Extension AVS Barcode Profile Data AVS Unknown Barcode, such as a UPC, created with Alver Valley Software (AVS) Barcode Source; includes the barcode format, size, print options, and source data; can produce a barcode image that may be exported in a standard Bitmap Format">Bitmap Format.
.ALM File Extension Alpha Five Library Developer Alpha Software Unknown Library referenced by Alpha Five, an IDE that enables users to develop Web applications; created, along with .ADB, .ALB, and .ALX files, as a Database for tables, sets, and other objects that make up the application; contains scripts, menus, toolbars, bitmaps, user defined functions and import definitions utilized by more than one table.
.AIC File Extension Advanced Image Coding File Raster Image N/A Unknown Bitmap image file encoded with Advanced Image Coding; uses a compression algorithm that combines the JPEG and H.264 standards; similar to the JPEG 2000 (.JP2) format, but offers higher compression efficiency and scalability.
.ADC File Extension Scanstudio 16 Color Image Raster Image Steffen Gutmann Binary Four-bit color bitmap graphic created by ScanStudio, an algorithm that generates maps from laser range scans; stores geographical map information.
.CPT File Extension Ccrypt Encrypted Archive Encoded Peter Selinger Unknown File Archive encrypted with ccrypt, a utility for encrypting and decrypting files and streams; based on the Rijndael cipher and uses an asymmetric encryption algorithm; requires a password to open.
.CVI File Extension CassiniVision Map Image File GIS CassiniVision Unknown Map image format used by CassiniVision, a French image viewing program; commonly used for storing historical maps, such as those from the BnF (Bibliotheque nationale de France) Gallica digital library.
.CPC File Extension CPC Compressed Image File Raster Image Cartesian Products Unknown Bitmap image compressed using the Cartesian Perceptual Compression (CPC) algorithm; designed for compressing 1-bit raster images, such as black-and-white photographs and line art; often used for compressing monochrome design layouts, legal Documents, and other types of scanned text files.
.C4 File Extension JEDMICS Image File Raster Image JEDMICS Unknown Compressed bitmap image format developed by the Joint Engineering Data Management Information and Control System (JEDMICS); used by the United States Department of Defense (DoD); also called an Edmics file.
.CPBITMAP File Extension iOS Wallpaper Image Raster Image Apple Binary Bitmap image used by IOS Devices to store the wallpaper image; saves the image in a proprietary format, not in a standard format such as .JPG or .PNG.
.CUT File Extension Dr. Halo Bitmap Image File Raster Image N/A Binary Device-independent bitmap image file originally developed for Dr. Halo software but now supported by various other applications; supports 8 bits per pixel for a total of 256 colors; used for storing small Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images.
.CE File Extension ComputerEyes Image Raster Image Digital Vision Binary Bitmap image created by ComputerEyes, an image capturing program written for the DOS operating system; contains an image scanned by a Digital Vision scanner board; used for storing captured still frames from videos.
.DIB File Extension Device Independent Bitmap File Raster Image N/A Binary Generic Windows or OS/2 bitmap graphic; similar to a .BMP file, but has different header information; supports 1, 4, 8, and 24 bits per pixel if the image is uncompressed and 4 and 8 bits per pixel if the image uses RLE compression; a 24-bit DIB image contains 8 bits, or 1 byte for each RGB color.
.DPX File Extension Digital Picture Exchange File Raster Image SMPTE Binary Kodak raster image format used for transferring film images to a digital medium with no loss of quality; also referred to as a "Digital Moving Picture Exchange Bitmap;" often exported as a frame sequence which contains a series of still images.
.DMI File Extension BYOND Dream Maker Icon File Raster Image BYOND Binary Bitmap image used by BYOND, a Game engine used for creating and playing 2D online multiplayer Games; saves one or more icon graphic states as well as Animation information; used for Game graphics such as characters or objects that are visible on a map; similar to a sprite sheet.
.DRZ File Extension PyDrizzle Data File Data Space Telescope Science Institute Binary Data File created by PyDrizzle or MultiDrizzle--programs used for processing ACS and WFPC2 Hubble Space Telescope (HST) space photograph data; stores a "drizzled" image, which uses reconstruction techniques to fill undersampled areas of the image; used for creating quick-look mosaic images of space data; used in scientific space research.
.DDB File Extension Digidesign Database Data Avid Technology Binary Application support file created by Pro Tools, a Digital Audio workstation (DAW) application; contains application support information for an audio project and uses the filename volume.ddb.
.EPS File Extension Encapsulated PostScript File Vector Image Adobe Systems Binary PostScript (.PS) file that may contain 2D Vector Graphics, Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images, and text; may also include an embedded preview image in Bitmap Format">Bitmap Format; can be placed within another PostScript Document.
.EGLIB File Extension Adobe Edge Animate Library File Data Adobe Systems Binary Library file created by Adobe Edge Animate, a program used for making animated Web content; contains symbols and their properties that can be shared between different projects; contained symbols are usually vector or bitmap graphics converted into symbols; similar to the .ANSYM file.
.FOX File Extension Furcadia Art File Game Furcadia Binary Graphics file used by Furcadia, a multiplayer online Game set in a magical world with speaking animals; saved in the Furcadia Object Extended (FOX) format, which supports multiple bitmap graphics in the same file; used for saving avatar sprites, button images, and other Game graphics.
.FIL File Extension Files List Object File Data dataBased Intelligence Unknown List of Database objects stored in a Database; created by early versions of dBASE, as well as ACL for Windows; similar to an .STR file, which defines the structure of a dBASE Database.
.FPX File Extension FlashPix Bitmap Image File Raster Image Kodak Unknown Picture saved in the Kodak FlashPix format, a bitmap image format optimized for digital photography; used by the "Picture Easy Software" application included with Kodak digital cameras.
.FITS File Extension Flexible Image Transport System File Raster Image N/A Binary Bitmap graphic created in the FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format, which was originally specified by the International Astronomical Union (IAU); may contain both binary data and ASCII text; used as a standard format for storing astronomical data.
.FFIL File Extension Mac Font Suitcase Font Apple Unknown Collection of fonts used by Mac OS X; stored in a "suitcase" format than may contain multiple bitmap or TrueType fonts; should be stored in the System Fonts or user Fonts folder.
.FAL File Extension Bitmap Graphic Header Information Raster Image N/A Unknown Header file that lists characteristics of a bitmap image in the Q0 format, a Japanese 24-bit RGB image format; often saved along with the Q0 file, which may have a .RGB extension; the FAL file contains the header information, while the RGB file contains the actual image data.
.GBR File Extension GIMP Brush File Raster Image GIMP Binary Image brush used by the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), an open source image editing application; stores the description, bitmap image, and the spacing for the brush; used for storing graphics that can be repeatedly painted on a GIMP image canvas.
.GDR File Extension Symbian OS Font File Font N/A Unknown Font File used by Symbian OS devices, such as Nokia Series 60 Smartphones; saves font characters in a Bitmap Format">Bitmap Format; can be transferred from a PC to the phone via Bluetooth or USB.
.GF File Extension METAFONT Bitmap File Font N/A Unknown Font File generated by TeX typesetting applications; saves the bitmap representation of a font that was originally in the equation-based METAFONT .MF format; used for generating glyphs (characters) into TeX Documents as well as printing fonts for Document proofs.
.GRO File Extension Graphic Object Bitmap Raster Image Hewlett-Packard Unknown Bitmap image format sometimes referred to as a GROB (GRaphic Object Bitmap); used by Hewlett-Packard scientific calculators, such as the HP-48 and HP-49; used for storing graphs, charts, and other graphics created on the calculator.
.GROB File Extension Graphic Object Bitmap File Raster Image Hewlett-Packard Unknown Bitmap image called a "GROB" (GRaphic Object Bitmap); created with a Hewlett-Packard scientific graphing calculator, such as the HP-48 and HP-49; may contain a graph, chart, or other graphic created on the calculator.
.IMG File Extension Grand Theft Auto Data File Game Rockstar Games Binary Data File used by Grand Theft Auto (GTA) III and IV, a Game series where players complete missions in urban city environments; contains various Game data, including car and unit graphics, weapons, and other Game items; often altered to create custom Game content.
.IFL File Extension 3ds Max Image File List Misc Autodesk Text File created by 3ds Max, a 3D Modeling and Animation application; stores a sequence of image filenames in Plain Text; used for including single-frame bitmaps in a series of rendered frames; also used for generating animated bitmaps.
.ILBM File Extension Interleaved Bitmap Image Raster Image Electronic Arts Binary Bitmap image format based on the Interchange File Format (.IFF files); originally designed for use with Amiga chipsets; stores bitplanes, which contain one bit of data for each image pixel; supports bitonal and color images, as well as RLE (Run-length encoding) compression.
.ICN File Extension Windows Icon File Raster Image N/A Unknown Icon image file used for Windows file and folder icons; saved in a bitmap image format that can be opened by various image editors.
.ICON File Extension Icon Image File Raster Image N/A Unknown Contains image data for a computer icon used to represent files, folders, applications, etc; typically saved as small square bitmap image ranging from 16x16 to 256x256 pixels in size.
.IMJ File Extension JFIF Bitmap Image Raster Image Pegasus Image Corporation Unknown Variation of a .JFIF file that is based on the Microsoft Windows bitmap (.BMP) format; uses a more efficient color palette than standard Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images; created by Pegasus Image Corporation and is used by Screensaver applications.
.ICB File Extension Targa ICB Bitmap Image Raster Image Avid Technology Binary Bitmap image created using the standard Targa format; originally used for generating Targa graphics using the AT&T EPICenter Image Capture Board (ICB) video card, the ICB-PAINT software, or the TARGA-PAINT program.
.IC3 File Extension High Resolution Imagic Graphics File Raster Image Atari Binary Imagic Film and Picture graphic used by the older Atari ST systems, which were discontinued in the early 1990s; contains a high resolution color bitmap image, in contrast to the medium (.IC2) and low (.IC1) resolution versions.
.IC1 File Extension Low Resolution Imagic Graphics File Raster Image Atari Binary Imagic Film and Picture graphic used by Atari ST systems, which were released in 1985 and discontinued in 1993; stores a low resolution color bitmap image; may be stored in an uncompressed or compressed format.
.IC2 File Extension Medium Resolution Imagic Graphics File Raster Image Atari Binary Imagic Film and Picture image used by Atari ST systems, which were discontinued in 1993; contains a medium resolution color bitmap image; can be saved with or without compression.
.JP2 File Extension JPEG 2000 Core Image File Raster Image Joint Photographic Experts Group Binary Compressed bitmap image created using JPEG 2000 Core Coding; incorporates a wavelet compression algorithm instead of Digital Cosine Transform (DCT) compression used by standard JPEG images; can be stored using lossy and lossless compression.
.J2C File Extension JPEG 2000 Code Stream Raster Image Joint Photographic Experts Group Binary Bitmap image created using JPEG 2000 compression, which is similar to standard .JPG compression but uses a newer encoding standard that allows flexibility at the cost of computational complexity; can be viewed by most applications that support standard .JP2 files.
.JPG2 File Extension JPEG 2000 Image Raster Image Joint Photographic Experts Group Binary Compressed bitmap image created using the JPEG 2000 standard, which incorporates a wavelet compression algorithm to compress images better than the standard JPEG format; more commonly seen with the .JP2 and .JPX file extensions.
.JFIF File Extension JPEG File Interchange Format Raster Image N/A Unknown Bitmap graphic that uses JPEG compression; a variation of the common JPEG format that is designed to use a minimal amount of data and allow JPEG bitstreams to be exchanged between multiple platforms and applications.
.JFI File Extension JPEG File Interchange Image Raster Image Joint Photographic Experts Group Binary Compressed bitmap image that uses JPEG compression; may include variations to the standard JPEG format as defined in the JFIF (JPEG File Interchange Format) specification; also seen with the .JFIF extension.
.J2K File Extension JPEG 2000 Image Raster Image Joint Photographic Experts Group Binary Compressed bitmap image that uses wavelet compression instead of the DCT compression used by standard .JPEG images; supports 16-bit color, alpha transparency, and lossless compression.
.JBMP File Extension JAmes OS Bitmap Image Raster Image JAmes OS Binary Bitmap image used by JAmes OS, an emulated operating system that runs as a Windows application; stores the image in the standard .BMP format; used for saving and loading images in JAmes OS.
.KDC File Extension Kodak Photo-Enhancer File Camera Raw Kodak Binary Bitmap image format used by several Kodak digital cameras, including the Kodak DC40, Kodak DC50, and Kodak DC120; can be viewed using the Kodak software included with the camera or with some third-party programs; also known as a Kodak Photogen file.
.KIC File Extension Kodak Compressed Image File Raster Image Kodak Unknown Bitmap image compressed with Kodak Image Compression (KIC); based on the standard .TIFF image format, but uses a proprietary Kodak compression algorithm; also known as a KIFF file (KIFF stands for "Kodak Image File Format").
.LZP File Extension LazPaint Image Raster Image N/A Unknown Image file stored in the LazPaint format; created by LazPaint, an image editor; contains a bitmap that uses lossless compression; similar to a .PNG file, but are larger in size.
.LCM File Extension Lipikar Custom Map File Data Lipikar Unknown Data File used to load or save Custom FontMaps in Lipikar, a multi-Language desktop authoring tool; contains FontMap matrix coordinates for the 255 characters of any windows bitmap font; has a fixed file size of 1.82 KB (1872 bytes).
.LWFN File Extension Adobe Type 1 Mac Font File Font Adobe Systems Unknown Adobe PostScript font used on the Macintosh platform (Mac OS 9.x and earlier); contains the outline data of the font, similar to a .PFB file in Windows; used in combination with a FOND resource file and bitmap data.
.LOD File Extension Heroes of Might and Magic 3 Graphics File Game Ubisoft Binary Game data file used by Heroes of Might and Magic III (HOMM3), a turn-based strategy Game; stores 2D Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images for army units, terrain, buildings, and other objects; used for displaying Game graphics and animating sprite graphics.
.MTL File Extension OBJ Material File 3D Image N/A Text Material settings file used by 3D object editing applications; stored with an .OBJ files and describes how textures are applied to the object; includes the name of texture bitmap files as well as the 3D positioning of the textures.
.MNR File Extension AutoCAD Menu Resource File Raster Image Autodesk Binary Image archive used by AutoCAD, a 2D and 3D design application; contains Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images that are displayed by user interface elements in AutoCAD; used for storing custom graphics that can be displayed in the AutoCAD workspace.
.MGK File Extension ImageMagick Configuration File Settings ImageMagick Studios XML Configuration file used by ImageMagick, a free library used for creating and editing Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images; saved in an XML Format">XML Format and specifies settings for image formats, colors, modules, logging, and other components used by the software.
.MIFF File Extension Magick Image File Raster Image ImageMagick Text and Binary Image format used by ImageMagick, a program used to view, edit, and convert image formats; stores one or more Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images, along with any metadata, such as the author, copyright, image color profiles, and comments.
.MBM File Extension Kerbal Space Program Texture File Raster Image Squad Binary 3D Model texture used by Kerbal Space Program (KSP), a space program building Game; saves textures referenced by the .MU mesh file; used for providing the surface appearance of space shuttles and other space objects.
.MIC File Extension Image Composer File Raster Image Microsoft Binary Web graphic created with Microsoft Image Composer, an image creation program that was packaged with FrontPage 98 and FrontPage 2000; may contain a simple graphic, banner, or animated image; saved as a small bitmap graphic ideal for Web publishing.
.MAC File Extension MacPaint Image Raster Image Apple Binary Bitmap graphic created by MacPaint for the Macintosh, one of the first painting programs for the Mac; supports only black-and-white graphics since the original Macintosh had a monochrome monitor.
.NFTR File Extension Nintendo DS Font Type File Font N/A Binary Font File used by some Nintendo DS Games; stores multiple glyphs (characters) of the font using a bitmap grid for each character; used for displaying Game text; can be edited with the program NFTRedit.
.OCI File Extension openCanvas Image Raster Image Portalgraphics Binary Image created by openCanvas, a drawing program that records stroke events so that images can be automatically redrawn; stores a bitmap image created in the software and uses a proprietary format; often used for anime and other types of digital art.
.OTA File Extension OTA Bitmap Image Raster Image Nokia Text and Binary Over The Air (OTA) image used for sending pictures on Nokia and Siemens Mobile Phones; contains a monochrome bitmap image holding up to a maximum of 255x255 pixels; may be stored in a binary format or in a hexadecimal format in a text file.
.OTB File Extension Nokia Over The Air Bitmap Image Raster Image Nokia Binary Over The Air (OTA) image used for transmitting pictures between Nokia and Siemens Mobile Phones; stores a black and white bitmap image containing a maximum of 255x255 pixels; may be saved in a hexadecimal text format or a binary format.
.PNG File Extension Portable Network Graphic Raster Image N/A Binary Image file stored in the Portable Network Graphic (PNG) format; contains a bitmap of indexed colors and uses lossless compression, similar to a .GIF file but without copyright limitations; commonly used to store graphics for Web images.
.PSF File Extension Photoshop Proof Settings File Settings Adobe Systems Binary Preference file that stores color settings used by Photoshop to provide accurate previews of how images will look when they are printed; can be loaded by selecting View → Proof Setup → Custom... in Photoshop.
.PPF File Extension Picture Publisher Image File Raster Image Corel Binary Image file created by Corel Picture Publisher, a program previously owned by Micrografx; contains a bitmap image; can be created and edited with various text, drawing, and painting tools in Picture Publisher.
.PSP File Extension PaintShop Pro Image File Raster Image Corel Binary Color bitmap image saved in the native PaintShop Pro format; may include layers, guides, vector paths, metadata, and other objects within the image file.
.PI2 File Extension Portrait Innovations Photo Raster Image Portrait Innovations Unknown High-resolution digital photo format used by Portrait Innovations studios; saved in a proprietary image format that can only be viewed using Portrait Innovations software.
.PDN File Extension paint.net Image File Raster Image Rick Brewster Unknown Bitmap image format used by paint.net, a free photo-editing program for Windows; supports multiple layers, transparency, image effects, and different bit-depths; can only be opened with paint.net, but can be exported by paint.net to a more standard format.
.PK File Extension Audition Peak File Audio Adobe Systems Unknown Contains the visual representation of an audio waveform for a corresponding audio file; generated automatically by Audition and Cool Edit Pro when an audio file is opened; saved in the same folder as the original audio file.
.PGF File Extension Progressive Graphics File Raster Image ETH Zurich Binary Bitmap image created in the Progressive Graphics File (PGF) format, which was designed to improve on the JPEG standard by reducing compression time and increasing compression ratios; supports lossy and lossless compression.
.PAT File Extension Pattern File Raster Image Adobe Systems Binary Bitmap image used as a pattern that can be imported into multiple graphics programs; typically a square file that may be 8x8 pixels to 256x256 pixels in size; repeats to fill an area with the pattern; often used for creating a textured background.
.PNM File Extension Portable Any Map Image Raster Image N/A Binary Bitmap image created in the Portable Any Map format, which was designed to handle several types of portable monochrome, grayscale, and color images; may include raster graphic data in a .PBM, .PGM, or .PPM format; may be stored using binary data or ASCII text.
.PIX File Extension PCI Geomatics Database File GIS PCI Geomatics Binary PCIDSK file (PCI Geomatics Database File) created by Geomatica, a geomatics program used for processing and analyzing geographic images; contains spatial information split across multiple image channels; often used for storing small to very large geospatial data sets, such as satellite images.
.PIC File Extension Generic Picture File Raster Image N/A Binary Bitmap image created by IBM Lotus or a variety of other applications; possible programs include Advanced Art Studio, Micrografx Draw, and SoftImage 3D; should not be confused with the .PICT format.
.PCX File Extension Paintbrush Bitmap Image File Raster Image ZSoft Binary Raster image format developed by ZSoft; became one of the original bitmap image formats for the DOS/Windows platform; supports 24-bit color images, 8-bit grayscale and indexed color images, and 1-bit black and white images; compressed using RLE encoding.
.PICT File Extension Picture File Raster Image Apple Binary Image file saved in the Macintosh PICT format; may contain both vector and bitmap data and can use thousands of colors; also supports RLE (Run-length encoding) and JPEG compression to reduce the file size.
.POP File Extension Samsung Popcon Character File Raster Image Samsung Binary Graphic file used by Samsung MP3 players such as the U3, U5, and U6; stores a bitmap image of a "Popcon," which is a small animated character, similar to a Tamagotchi pet; used for displaying the Popcon while starting up the MP3 player, playing music, or browsing menus.
.PCF File Extension PaintCAD Font Font PaintCAD Unknown Font format used by PaintCAD, a drawing program developed for Java-enabled Mobile Phones; contains a series of Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images for the characters in the font; used for typing text within PaintCAD.
.PNT File Extension MacPaint File Raster Image Apple Binary Black and white bitmap image created with the Macintosh paint program, MacPaint; discontinued after the release of Mac OS 7.0.
.PP4 File Extension Picture Publisher Bitmap File Raster Image Corel Binary Image created with Picture Publisher, a program used to create and edit digital pictures; contains a bitmap image stored in a proprietary format; created in Picture Publisher version 4.
.PJPG File Extension Progressive JPEG Image Raster Image N/A Binary Raster image saved in the Progressive JPEG format; encodes the bitmap data so that the image renders in multiple scans from a blurry picture to a sharp image as it is downloaded; allows image viewing programs to show previews before the final image data is received.
.PI6 File Extension DEGAS Bitmap Image File Raster Image Atari Binary Bitmap graphic saved by DEGAS, an image-editing program for the Atari ST computer systems; contains a color image; can be opened using XnView, a cross-platform image viewing and conversion application.
.PI3 File Extension Degas High Resolution Image File Raster Image Degas Unknown Bitmap graphic format used by DEGAS, an image editor for Atari ST computers; high resolution version (640x400), but only supports 2 colors; can be opened with Degas on Atari systems or with various image viewing programs for Mac and PC.
.PI4 File Extension DEGAS Image Raster Image Atari Binary Bitmap image created by DEGAS, an early image-editing application for the Atari ST systems; supports color images; can still be opened with the XnView image viewing program and converted to more common image types.
.PI1 File Extension Degas Low Resolution Image File Raster Image Degas Unknown Bitmap graphic format used by DEGAS, an image editor for Atari ST computers; low resolution version (320x200) that supports 16 colors; can be opened using Degas on Atari systems or with various image viewing programs for Mac and PC.
.PTK File Extension Puntotek Embroidery Design File Raster Image Mediatek Sistemas Binary Embroidery file used by Puntotek, a program used for designing cross stitch patterns from digital photos; contains a grid of colored pixels; used for creating embroideries from imported personal photos and other Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images.
.PI5 File Extension DEGAS Bitmap Image Raster Image Atari Binary Bitmap graphic created with DEGAS, an image editor used by the old the Atari ST systems; stores a color image; may still be opened using the image viewing application XnView.
.PJPEG File Extension Progressive JPEG Image Raster Image N/A Binary Bitmap image created in the Progressive JPEG format; encodes the bitmap data so that the downloaded image appears progressively from a blurry picture to the final sharp image; may also fill alternating horizontal lines until the full picture is revealed; allows image previews to be viewed before the entire image is downloaded.
.PFV File Extension PhotoFiltre Studio Vectorial Path Vector Image Antonio Da Cruz Binary Vector graphic file used by PhotoFiltre Studio, an image retouching program; these files hold Vector Graphics, which use points, lines, curves, and Shapes to represent images in computer graphics; vector images can also be resized or stretched and maintain their quality unlike bitmaps.
.PNTG File Extension MacPaint Graphic File Raster Image Apple Binary Image created with MacPaint, an image editing program originally released with Macintosh computers in 1984; contains a bitmap, which stores an image as a grid of pixels; supports only black and white colors; not commonly used anymore.
.RMP File Extension RealPlayer Metadata Package File Video RealNetworks XML Playlist file primarily used by RealPlayer, a Multimedia Playback application; stores a music playlist using XML Format">XML Formatting; commonly used for sharing song playlists with others over the Internet; also used by music distributors when publishing music information.
.RCT File Extension Visual Studio Resource Template Settings Microsoft Binary Template file created by Visual Studio, a Windows software development tool; may store bitmaps, cursors, dialogs, HTML, icons, and other resources; saves time when creating new resources (.RC files) with similar settings and features.
.RLE File Extension Run Length Encoded Bitmap Raster Image N/A Binary 4 or 8-bit RLE-encoded bitmap image; basically a .DIB file that uses RLE (Run-length encoding) compression; common image format used in early versions of Windows and CompuServe software.
.RGB File Extension RGB Bitmap Raster Image SGI Binary Color bitmap image format created by Silicon Graphics (SGI); generic format used for saving RGB color images on SGI workstations; recognized by various image viewing programs.
.RGB File Extension RGB Bitmap Raster Image SGI Binary Color bitmap image format created by Silicon Graphics (SGI); generic format used for saving RGB color images on SGI workstations; recognized by various image viewing programs.
.RIX File Extension ColoRIX Image Raster Image RIX Softworks Binary Bitmap graphic created by ColoRIX, a paint program developed by RIX Softworks for the MS-DOS operating system; supports color graphics; was used to store graphics on DOS-based systems in the 1980s and 1990s.
.SPC File Extension SNES Soundtrack File Game N/A Binary Audio file extracted from SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) video Games; contains a 16-bit, 32KHz soundtrack; often extracted from an SNES ROM using an SNES emulator.
.SRF File Extension LightWave Surface File 3D Image NewTek Binary 3D appearance file created by LightWave 3D, a modeling and rendering application; stores the options selected in the Surface Editor window, which is used to specify the surface appearance of a 3D object; used for saving and reusing presets.
.SNAG File Extension SnagIt Capture File Data TechSmith Binary File created by SnagIt, a screen capturing and image annotation program; stores a bitmap of the captured image as well as drawn vector objects, such as callouts and arrows; stores the Vector Graphics as "unflattened" objects, meaning they can be moved and edited before being rasterized, or "flattened," into a final raster graphic.
.SCG File Extension myPM SCG Definition File Data Midori Media Binary Data File created by myPM SCG, a program used by project managers to generate "S curves;" contains SCG definitions, which specify the type of S curve to generate and an input and output file; used for creating outputs that visualize costs, labor hours, or other quantities.
.SKITCH File Extension Skitch Image Raster Image Skitch Binary Image Document created by Skitch, a program used to create, edit, and share screen capture images; stores a bitmap image, which may include a screen capture graphic and user edits; used for annotating and sharing images online through social networking websites.
.SAI File Extension PaintTool SAI Image Raster Image SYSTEMAX Software Development Binary Image created by PainTool SAI, a lightweight painting application for Windows; contains a drawing created by the user; supports multiple independent editing layers; can be exported to standard Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images or the .PSD format.
.STK File Extension Stickfigure Animator File Data Pivot Unknown Two-dimensional stick figure model created with Stickfigure Animator, a stick figure Animation program; includes a bitmap image with different motion points that can be moved or animated; can be used to create a chain of Animation frames that can be saved as an animated .GIF file.
.SUP File Extension Super Project Definition File Developer Aivosto Unknown Contains a list of Super Project Data (.SUD) files; can be loaded by Super Project Analyzer, a software development Analysis and reporting program; contains references to the data files, but does not contain the actual project data itself.
.SAR File Extension Sibelius Arrange Style Data Sibelius Unknown Stores musical arrangements used by Sibelius music notation software; allows songs with similar styles to be composed from the same basic configuration; may include instruments, track configurations, meter, tempo, and other settings.
.SMF File Extension Standard MIDI File Audio N/A Unknown Formal MIDI file specification developed by the MIDI Manufacturers Association; similar to a .MID file.
.SPR File Extension Half-Life Sprite File Raster Image Valve Binary Small image file that represents a character or object in Half-Life, a Game" title="3D Action Game">3D Action Game; saved in a proprietary Bitmap Format">Bitmap Format and are typically located in the the "half-lifevalvesprites" folder.
.SFW File Extension Seattle FilmWorks Image Raster Image Seattle FilmWorks Binary Bitmap image created by Seattle FilmWorks, an older application used for film processing; uses a proprietary format, but can still be viewed by some programs; can be converted to a standard .JPG image using SFW2JPG or American Greetings SFW & PWP File Converter.
.SHG File Extension Segmented Hyper-Graphic Raster Image Microsoft Unknown Bitmap image containing "hotspots" used by Microsoft WinHelp; certain areas of the image can be clicked to jump to other help topics; similar to a Web image that uses a .MAP file to define clickable areas.
.SUN File Extension Sun Raster Graphic File Raster Image Sun Microsystems Binary Bitmap image generated by a Sun Microsystems workstation; native graphic format used by the Sun Unix operating system; uses a standard image format that can be read by several graphics programs.
.SZS File Extension Wii Game Data File Data N/A Binary Data File used by Games for the Nintendo Wii; most commonly known for storing 3D Model and texture data for the Wii Game Mario Kart, but also used by other Games for the same kinds of data as well as other types of data; sometimes modified by the homebrew and modding communities to create custom Mario Kart graphics.
.SPU File Extension Spectrum 512 Image Raster Image Atari Binary Bitmap image originally created by Spectrum 512, a graphics application that ran on the Atari ST systems; supports bitmap graphics with up to 512 colors; may still be opened using some image viewing programs.
.SCU File Extension ColoRIX Bitmap Image Raster Image RIX Softworks Binary Bitmap graphic used by ColoRIX, an MS-DOS paint program developed by RIX Softworks in the 1980s and 1990s; stores a color raster graphic; can still be viewed with the XnView cross-platform image viewing utility.
.SFP File Extension Soft Font Printer File Font N/A Binary Font File used by some printers; saves bitmap graphics that represent the glyphs of the font that can be printed; commonly named MICR.SFP and can be loaded on the printer using programs included with the printer purchase (examples include FLOAD.exe, HP Web Jetadmin utility, and TROY Printer Utility).
.SCI File Extension ColoRIX Graphics Image Raster Image ColoRIX Unknown Bitmap image used by ColoRIX, an MS-DOC painting application developed by RIX Software in the 1980s and 1990s; contains a bitmap graphic that supports 256 colors and 320x200 resolution; may also be seen with the .RIX extension.
.SPIFF File Extension Still Picture Interchange File Format Raster Image Joint Photographic Experts Group Binary Bitmap image stored in the SPIFF format, which was designed for interchanging image files between application environments; contains compressed image data split into header, directory, image data, and indirect data sections; used for storing image data on a hard drive, or for transmitting image data over a network.
.SR File Extension Sun Raster Image File Raster Image Sun Microsystems Binary Bitmap image generated by a Sun Microsystems workstation; used as the native image format on the Sun Unix platform; more often seen with a .SUN or .RAS extension.
.TPI File Extension EDIUS Plugin File Plugin Thomson Binary Plugin file used by EDIUS, a video editing program; contains a plugin, which adds video editing functionality; commonly created to importing new file formats or apply video color adjustments, lighting effects, motion blurs, and other visual effects.
.TRIF File Extension Tiled Raster Interchange Format Raster Image Tiling Task Group Binary Bitmap image file created in the TRIF format, which was designed by the Tiling Task Group (TTG) and sponsored by the National Bureau of Standards in 1987; supports bitonal images that are tiled with fixed-size squares.
.TN1 File Extension Tiny Low Resolution Image Raster Image Atari Binary Animated bitmap image used by Atari ST systems, which were discontinued in 1993; stores one or more bitmap frames as well as the speed and duration for the Animation sequence; used for creating low resolution animated images.
.TNY File Extension Atari Tiny Image Raster Image Atari Binary Animated image sequence used by Atari ST systems, which were discontinued in 1993; includes multiple bitmap Animation frames, as well as the duration and speed for the sequence; used for creating animated images with various resolutions.
.VIFF File Extension Visualization Image File Format Raster Image AccuSoft Pegasus Binary Image file used by VisiQuest Khoros, an software development kit (SDK) used to develop imaging software and other visualization tools; stores a bitmap image using color "bands;" may optionally store one or more color maps.
.WBM File Extension Webmin Module Plugin Webmin Binary Plug-in file used by Webmin, a Web-based system administration user interface for Unix; saves a module, which is an addon for the base software; used for adding new control panels or report interfaces, such as printer managers, Web Server controls, or system monitors.
.WBMP File Extension Wireless Bitmap Image File Raster Image N/A Binary Black and white bitmap image format used by mobile devices such as cell phones and PDAs; can be sent from one phone to another via the SMS messaging protocol; similar to a standard bitmap (.BMP) file, but only supports monochrome (1-bit) image data.
.WPG File Extension WordPerfect Graphic File Vector Image Corel Binary Graphic created by WordPerfect, a word processing program; can contain both vector and bitmap image data and may include up to 256 colors; may also contain Encapsulated PostScript (.EPS) information; often used for clipart images that are embedded into word processing Documents.
.XPM File Extension X11 Pixmap Graphic Raster Image N/A Text Bitmap image used by the X Windows System, a (GUI) used to run networked client-Server computers; supports monochrome, gray-scale, and color pixmap data; stores pixmaps as static character arrays in the C programming Language.
.XBM File Extension X11 Bitmap Graphic Raster Image N/A Text Bitmap image used by the X Window System (X11), a graphical user interface (GUI) used to manage networked client-Server computers; stores a monochrome image that is written as Plain Text in the C programming Language.
.BMP File Extension Bitmap Image File Raster Image N/A Binary Uncompressed raster image comprised of a rectangular grid of pixels; contains a file header (bitmap identifier, file size, width, height, color options, and bitmap data starting point) and bitmap pixels, each with a different color.
.BM2 File Extension Boardmaker Interactive Board File Data DynaVox Mayer-Johnson Binary Lesson board created by Boardmaker, a program used to teach students with special needs; contains interactive visual elements and sounds; may include quizzes, visual scenes, object lessons, and other teaching elements.
.BMC File Extension Bitmap Cache File Raster Image Microsoft Binary Cached bitmap file created by the Windows Remote Desktop Client (RDC), which is part of Windows Terminal Services; stores multiple bitmaps that would otherwise be repeatedly sent from the terminal Server to the client.
.BMZ File Extension Portal Bonus Map Zip File Game Valve Zip Game map created for Portal, a first-person 3D puzzle-solving Game; stores a bonus map, which can be created by third-party community developers; stores a .ZIP archive of .BSP (map), .TGA (logo), and .BNS (script) files.
.BRN File Extension BrainStorm Data File Data BrainStorm Software Unknown File created by BrainStorm, a program used for capturing ideas in a structured manner; contains a title for an idea and subpoints, which together comprise a tree of information; may store references to files, pictures, hyperlinks, and other information; can be viewed from different perspectives in the software.
.BLKRT File Extension Block Artist Image File Raster Image Block Artist Unknown Bitmap image created with Block Artist, an image creation and editing program; saved in a proprietary format that can only be opened by Block Artist.
.BK File Extension FrameMaker Book File Data N/A Unknown Book created with Adobe FrameMaker publishing software; contains pages that are formatted for print; may include text as well as raster and Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images.
.BMF File Extension Binary Material File Raster Image Corel Unknown Compressed bitmap image format used by older Corel image-editing programs, such as Corel Gallery; often used to store digital pictures and clipart; similar to a .BMP file, but incorporates proprietary formatting and near-lossless compression.
.BMX File Extension Siemens Mobile Animations File Raster Image Siemens Binary Bitmap graphic used by some Siemens Mobile Phones; saves four Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images joined together vertically (e.g., four 16x16 pixel images as a 16x64 image); used for animating the four frames in sequencefor simple Animations on the phone; similar to an animated .GIF, which is also supported on Siemens Mobile Phones.
.AVATAR File Extension Google Talk Avatar File Raster Image Google Binary Profile picture used by Google Talk, an online chatting application; stores a bitmap image in a .JPG or .PNG image format; used for displaying an image alongside each name in a users friends list, as well as during chatting sessions.
.ANSYM File Extension Adobe Edge Animate Library File Data Adobe Systems Binary Library file used by Adobe Edge Animate, a program used for making animated Web content; contains symbols, which are typically vector or bitmap graphics that can be reused in Edge Animate Web animations.
.EUF File Extension Private Character Editor File Font Microsoft Unknown File created by Microsoft Private Character Editor, an accessory program included with Windows; saves a font character set, which contains custom glyphs, or characters bitmaps, edited by the user; can be used in conjunction with Microsofts Character Map program to type custom characters in Windows.
.FACE File Extension FACE Graphic File Raster Image N/A Binary Usenix FaceServer bitmap image created on Unix-based operating systems; may be viewed with XnView; can also be converted to a .SGI or .RGB file on SGIs older Unix-based IRIX operating system using the fromface utility.
.HRF File Extension Hitachi Raster Format File Raster Image Hitachi Binary Bitmap image stored in a proprietary format developed by Hitachi; may contain a color, grayscale, or monochrome raster graphic; used to store scanner output data.
.ICO File Extension Icon File System N/A Binary An ICO file is an image format used to store icons for Windows programs, files, and folders. It contains two bitmaps: 1) the AND bitmap - the image mask (which determines what part of the icon is transparent) and 2) the XOR bitmap - contains the icon which is mapped onto the image mask. ICO files can be modified to create custom icons.
.ICA File Extension Citrix ICA File Settings Citrix Text An ICA file is an Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) file used by Citrix application servers. It contains configuration information for connecting to different servers and may link to a published application or to a server desktop environment. ICA files can be created with the ICA File Creator program or a basic text editor.
.KDI File Extension KD Player Skin Image File Raster Image KD Player Zip Image file used by KD Player, a free Java ME (Micro Edition) audio player for mobile devices; stores the graphics for the skin in a .JPG, .PNG, or another standard bitmap format; used for styling the music players buttons, background, and other elements.
.LYR File Extension ArcView Layer File Misc ESRI Unknown Contains information available in ArcViews layer properties dialog box; may include symbols, display settings, joined table details, definition queries, labeling properties, and annotation display properties.
.LBM File Extension Deluxe Paint Bitmap Image Raster Image Electronic Arts Binary Interchange File Format-Interleaved Bitmap (IFF-ILBM) file; created by Electronic Arts Deluxe Paint, a graphics editor developed for Amiga systems and later ported to other platforms.
.MRB File Extension Multiple Resolution Bitmap File Raster Image Microsoft Binary Bitmap image file containing several different resolutions of an image; includes settings that mark each image for a specific resolution and type of display; prevents graphics from being stretched or appearing too big or small; also helps for mapping colors more accurately on different-looking displays.
.NSBTX File Extension Nintendo DS Model Texture File Game N/A Unknown Texture file that can be applied to a Nintendo DS model (.NSBMD file); contains textures saved in a bitmap image format; can be mapped onto a 3D model to alter the appearance of the models surface.
.NLM File Extension Nokia Logo File Raster Image Nokia Binary Logo graphic used by some older Nokia mobile phones; stores a monochrome bitmap suitable for the phones low resolution screen; used for displaying different logos when the phone starts up or when showing different status screens.
.RSB File Extension Red Storm Bitmap File Raster Image Ubisoft Entertainment Binary Bitmap image used by various Ubisoft Red Storm games, including Tom Clancys Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear; contains an image stored in a proprietary format; used to store game images, such as character faces and body graphics.
.TB File Extension Tabbery Tab File Data Tabbery Unknown Configuration file that contains instructions used by Tabbery to launch a virtual tab on the users desktop; includes the name of each window, as well as each windows screen coordinates, size, and order; also includes bitmap thumbnails for previewing the file contents.
.TXD File Extension Game Texture Dictionary Data Renderware Unknown Archive of textures, or small bitmap image files; can be referenced by games or other programs that support the Renderware 3D engine; may be texture-mapped onto 3D objects to change their appearance.
.TN3 File Extension Tiny High Resolution Image Raster Image Atari Binary Animated bitmap image used by the Atari ST systems, which were developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s; stores multiple bitmap frames and the animation sequences speed and duration; used to play high resolution animated graphics.
.VSCT File Extension Visual Studio Command Table Developer Microsoft XML File created by Microsoft Visual Studio, a Microsoft SDK; contains metadata about the isolated shell application in Visual Studio; organized by XML tags representing commands, command groups, menus, command placement, and bitmaps.
.XWD File Extension X Windows Dump Image Raster Image N/A Binary Uncompressed bitmap image created by the X Windows System, a visual application used to manage networked client-server computers; stores a screenshot, or "screen dump," of a background or window from the applications GUI; created by the xwd client process.


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