File formats supported by IrfanView are:
AIF, ANI, AVI, BMP, CAM, CLP, CPT, CUR, DCX, DIB,
EMF, EPS, G3, GIF, ICO, IFF/LBM, JPG/JPEG, LWF,
MID, MOV, MPG/MPEG, PBM, PCX, PGM, Photo-CD
(Overview Photo CD support), PNG, PPM, PSD,
RAS/SUN, RLE, RMI, TGA, TIFF, WAV, WMF
Adobe Illustrator File, used by Postscript Enabled
printers; similar, but not the same as EPS.
Animated Cursor format for Microsoft Windows 95.
Audio Video Interleaved: Microsoft's video format
Windows Bitmap: The image format Microsoft created
for use in Windows.
Casio digital camera file.
Windows clipboard format; used to store various
types of files for Windows cut/copy/paste operations.
Cursor Resource file format for Microsoft Windows 95;
contains image data for cursors used by Windows
applications. (Files may contain multiple images,
plus a directory.)
3D multiple PCX files format.
Device Independent Bitmap: another form of BMP,
used widely with printers and display devices.
Enhanced Metafile Format; Microsoft's device-
independent graphics format for Windows 95.
Encapsulated PostScript: mostly used for desktop
publishing; uses the Postscript page description
language; these can be used on both PCs and Macs.
Group 3 Facsimile Apparatus format, used for
Graphics Interchange Format: The format created by
CompuServe for the faster exchange of graphics over
modem lines; widely used in Web publishing.
Windows Icon: used by Windows to represent programs
and other files.
Interchange File Format: the image format standard
for Amiga computers.
Joint Photographic Experts Group: 24-bit support and
fine compression make this format another standard
for publishing on the Web.
LuRaWave Format: wavelet compression image format
from LuRaTech GmbH, Germany. Format enhanced to
improve on JPG, with better quality and more control
options. IrfanView is the first viewer with LWF support.
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI): a file
created with a set of standard formats to instruct
electronic musical instruments how to play; with a
MIDI player (such as IrfanView,) you can play a basic
version of the song through the computer's speakers.
Quick Time Movie format; Apple Computer's format for
movie and other time-based data file storage.
Moving Pictures Experts Group: a standard for full-
motion video; provides 352x240 resolution, 30 frames
per second, and CD-quality sound; also used to compress
audio without video.
PC Paintbrush format from ZSoft Corporation. These
images are used by many word-processing and desktop
Portable Greymap File format; mostly used to convert
between various types of greymap images.
Overview Photo CD support; digital images from Kodak,
presented as "slides" on a CD-ROM.
Portable Bitmap File format; mostly used to convert
between various types of bitmap images.
Portable Network Graphics: A format that combines
the best qualities of gifs and jpgs; used for Web
Portable Pixelmap format; mostly used to convert
between various types of color images.
PhotoShop Software Development file, used for
development with Adobe Photoshop and related software.
Sun Raster: The native bitmap file format for Sun
Run Length Encoded image format (Utah); device-
independent means of storing multi-level raster images.
Truevision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter (TARGA):
Format by Truevision, Inc, used to support image
capturing; used with a series of high-resolution
graphics adaptors released under the TARGA name.
Tagged Image File Format: a widely used raster format,
jointly supported by Microsoft and Aldus; used mostly
in desktop publishing; can be viewed on both Macs and
PCs; this is the format used by most fax machines.
Windows audio file; they take up a lot of space, but
can serve as a go-between for converting between some
of the other sound formats.
Windows MetaFile format; Microsoft graphics file, more
compact and portable than bmp images.