ImageMagick Image Formats



Tag Description
AVS AVS X image file
BMP Microsoft Windows bitmap image file
CMYK Raw cyan, magenta, yellow, and blick bytes
EPS Adobe Encapsulated PostScript file
EPSF Adobe Encapsulated PostScript file
EPSI Adobe Encapsulated PostScript Interchange format
FAX Group 3
FITS Flexible Image Transport System
GIF Compuserve Graphics image file
GIF87 Compuserve Graphics image file (version 87a)
GRAY Raw gray bytes
HDF Hierarchical Data Format
HISTOGRAM Histogram of the image
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
JBIG Joint Bi-level Image experts Group file interchange format
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group file interchange format
MAP colormap intensities and indices
MATTE Raw matte bytes
MIFF Magick image file format
MPEG Motion Picture Experts Group file interchange format
MTV MTV Raytracing image format
NULL NULL image
PCD Photo CD
PCX ZSoft IBM PC Paintbrush file
PDF Portable Document Format
PICT Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT file
PNG Portable Network Graphics
PNM Portable bitmap
PS Adobe PostScript file
PS2 Adobe Level II PostScript file
RAD Radiance image file
RGB Raw red, green, and blue bytes
RGBA Raw red, green, blue, and matte bytes
RLE Utah Run length encoded image file; read only
SGI Irix RGB image file
SUN SUN Rasterfile
TEXT raw text file; read only
TGA Truevision Targa image file
TIFF Tagged Image File Format
TILE tile image with a texture
UYVY 16bit/pixel interleaved YUV (e.g. used by AccomWSD)
VICAR read only
VID Visual Image Directory
VIFF Khoros Visualization image file
X select image from X server screen
XC constant image of X server color
XBM X11 bitmap file
XPM X11 pixmap file
XWD X Window System window dump image file
YUV CCIR 601 1:1:1 file
YUV3 CCIR 601 2:1:1 files


Support for some of the formats require additional programs or libraries. README mentions where to find the related materials.


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