Image Files And Type Extension

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PSD (Photoshop Document)
This file format is the native format of Adobe Photoshop document. This format can store layers and alpha channel information contained in an image, so that one day can be opened and edited again. This format is also capable of storing images in color mode provided some Photoshop. You can save this file format if you want to edit it again.

BMP (Bitmap Image)
This file format is a graphics format that is flexible for the Windows platform so it can be read by any graphics program. This format can store information with quality level a bit till 24 bits. The weakness of this file format is not able to save the alpha channel, and there are obstacles in the exchange platform. To create an object as desktop wallpaper, save your document with this file format. You can compress this file format with RLE compression.
This file format capable of storing images in color modes RGB, Grayscale, Indexed Color, and Bitmap.

EPS (Encapsuled postcript)
This file format is a format that is often used for document exchange between a graphics program. In addition, this file format often used when you want to print pictures. The advantage of this file format using postscript language so that this file format is recognized by almost all print preparation programs.
The weakness of this file format is not able to save the alpha channel, so that many users of Adobe Photoshop using this file format when the image is done is final. This file format can store pictures with color modes RGB, CMYK, Lab, duotone, Grayscale, Indexed Color, and Bitmap. Also the file format is also able to save the clipping path.

JPG / JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group)
This file format can compress the object with a level of quality in accordance with the options provided. The file format is often used to store images that will be used for web pages, multimedia, and other electronic publications. This file format can store pictures with color modes RGB, CMYK, and Grayscale. This file format is also capable of storing the alpha channel, but because of its orientation to the format of the electronic publication is sized relatively smaller than with other file formats.

GIF (Graphic Interchange Format)
This file format can only store in 8 bits (only supports Grayscale color modes, Bitmap and Indexed Color). This file format is a standard format for electronic publications and the Internet. File format capable of storing two-dimensional animation that will be published on the internet, web page design and electronic publications. This file format can compress to a small size using LZW compression.

TIF (Tagged Image File Format)
This file format can store images with quality up to 32 bits. This file format can also be used for exchanges between platforms (PC, Machintosh, and Silicon Graphics). This file format is one of the selected format and is preferred by computer users, especially graphics-oriented publications (print). Almost all programs that can read bitmap file formats are also able to read the TIF file format.

PCX
This file format was developed by a company called Zoft Cooperation. This file format is a flexible format for nearly all programs on your PC able to read the image with this file format. This file format capable of storing information bit depth of 1 to 24 bits but is not able to save the alpha channel. This file format can store the image with color mode RGB, Grayscale, and Indexed Color Bitmpa.

PDF (Portable Document Format)
This file format used by Adobe Acrobat, and can be used by the pixel and vector-based graphics. This file format can store pictures with color modes RGB, CMYK, Indexed Color, Lab Color, Grayscale and Bitmap. This file format is not able to save the alpha channel. This file format is often used JPG and ZIP compression, except for Bitmap color mode that is using CCIT.

PNG (Portable Network Graphic)
This file format serves as an alternative to the GIF file format. This file format used to display objects in web pages. The advantages of this format compared to the GIF is the ability to save files in the bit depth to 24 bit and capable of producing background (background) is transparent with a smooth edge. This file format can store alpha channel.

PIC (Pict)
This file format is standard in graphics applications in the Macintosh and text-processing program with a quality medium for the transfer of documents between applications. This file format can store the image with RGB color mode with an alpha channel and Indexed Color, Grayscale and Bitmap without alpha channel. This file format also provides a choice between 16 bit and 32 bit in RGB color mode.

TGA (Targa)
This file format is designed for platforms that use the True Vision Targa Video Board. This file format can store images in RGB color mode with 32 bit and 1 alpha channel, also Grayscale, Indexed Color, RGB and in 16 or 24 bits without alpha channel. This file format allows you to save a document from the rendering of an animation program with the output of sequences such as 3D Studio Max.

IFF (Interchange File Format)
This file format is commonly used to working with the video toaster and the exchange of documentation to and from the Amiga Comodore System. This file format is known almost all graphics programs are available in the PC and be able to save images with ANSI color mode. This file format is not able to save the alpha channel.

SCT (Scitex Continuous Tone)
This file format used to store documents on a computer with high-quality Scitex. This file format can store the image with color mode is RGB, CMYK, and grayscale but could not save the alpha channel.

PXR (Pixar)
This particular file format to exchange documents with the Pixar Image Computer. This file format can store the image with RGB color and grayscale mode with an alpha channel.

RAW
This file format is a flexible file format for exchanging documents between applications and platforms. This file format can store color modes RGB, CMYK, and Grayscale with an alpha channel and color mode Multichannel, Lab Color and duotone without alpha channel.

DCS (Desktop Color Separation)
This file format was developed by Quark and is a standard format for. Eps. This format can store pictures with Multichannel and CMYK color mode with an alpha channel and a lot of spot channels. This file format capable of storing a clipping path and is often used for process printing (publishing). When saving files in this format then that will be stored is 4 channels of the image and a preview channel.

Compression Format
Some programs are primarily oriented to electronic publications and multimedia file format always requires a small size so that when opened will not be slow. For the purposes of the required compression.
The following file formats oriented electronic publishing and multimedia compression respectively.

RLE (Run Length Encoding)
This compression can compress files without losing detail. Used by Adobe Photoshop, TIFF and most of the programs included in Windows.

LZW (Lemple-ZIF-Welf)
Just like RLE compression, compression is also able to compress files without losing detail. Compression is used by TIFF, PDF, GIF, and format that supports postscript language. Compression is very good to compress images with large areas using 1 color.

JPG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
This format compresses files by eliminating detail. This file format is often used by JPG, PDF, and postscript formats using the language. This compression is best used for images with continuous tones like photos.

CCIT
CCIT is an abbreviation of the French language in English is called the International Telegraph and Telekeyed Consultive Committee.
Compression is used to compress black and white images, and is able to compress files without losing the details. Compression is often used by the PDF and other formats that use the postscript language.

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