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  Graphics file format summary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vector format for Adobe Illustrator (originally a subset of PostScript, if an appropriate file header was present).
TGA is the native format of Truevision Inc.'s TARGA boards, which were some of the first graphic cards for IBM-compatible PCs to support truecolor display.
Stores vector graphics and raster graphics as a sequence of commands to be issued to the graphics layer of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Graphics_file_format   (1181 words)

 University Graphics -- About File Formats
A significant disadvantage is that raster images are much more dependent on resolution, which is a factor of their physical size often expressed in dots-per-inch (dpi), and they generally cannot be resized larger without diminishing their quality.
Although the Photoshop format is a proprietary format, due to its prevalence as a standard image-editing application, it is an extremely useful format for exchange.
The PSD format is primarily a raster format that provides extended support for features such as layering, alpha channels, true spot color, vector type and paths, and many other features.
www.montana.edu /commserv/csgraphics/ugformats.html   (2164 words)

 GFF Format Summary: Intergraph Raster File Format
The INGR format was officially released to the public in 1991 and supports a bewildering variety of raster data formats and compression methods, including tiling and multiple overviews at various resolutions.
DataTypeCode indicates the format of the raster data and method of data compression used and is a required field.
Several raster data formats (specifically 27, 30 31, 32 67, 68, and 69) should never include scan line headers, as their presence would be considered corruption of the compressed raster data.
www.oreilly.com /www/centers/gff/formats/ingr   (5194 words)

 John Cozen - File Formats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
This format uses CCITT Group 4 compression, supports a maximum of 2 colors and is used primarily for document storage.
CALS Raster is a raster format with file type CALS and extension CAL. This format is primarily used for document storage by high-end CAD programs and by businesses that work for and with the US Department of Defense.
This format is the native bitmapped file format of the GEM environment.
mason.gmu.edu /~jcozen/home/g_format.htm   (3093 words)

 NewsForge | Debate arises over an open raster graphics format   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The goal of an open interchange format would be to move "complex" raster image documents between multiple applications, preserving high-level structural elements like layers, groups, masks, and paths, permitting access to metadata, and supporting image data from a multitude of bit-depths and color spaces.
An oft-mentioned second choice, the GIMP's XCF format, is supported by a number of free software programs, but was not designed for interchange or extensibility, and is likely to be replaced in the not-too-distant future anyway.
But the proposed format is not likely to wither away; Berger and Rempt are certain to propel their ideas forward, if for no other reason than they need a new native format for Krita.
software.newsforge.com /software/06/06/22/203248.shtml?tid=75   (1014 words)

Be it CAD conversion for raster format [r2v], GIS, CAD, CBT or topographic survey & DEM, we can be your one-stop outsourcing partners in the world.
Raster scanning has proven itself as an initial bridge for moving critical paper engineering drawing archives into an electronic environment.
Our goal is to enable tools and technology that permit use of raster drawings in their "native" raster format, as well as convert raster drawings to intelligent CAD models for use in company critical engineering applications.
www.raster2vector.com   (215 words)

 Formatguide - File Formats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
For each format you will see if it is raster or vector format and when each format should be used.
The idea is that the format should be a platform- and supplier-independent standard for transfer two dimensional vector images.
The DXB format is the binary format of DXF, which is smaller and faster to load.
www.formatguide.com /fileformat/fileformat.asp   (1768 words)

 Graphics Formats
Raster graphics is about bitmaps - representation of an image as a matrix of dots or pixels in color or grayscale.
Currently, the best known vector graphics format is SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) which is an XML-based language covering vector primitives, images and text.
Typically, vector graphics has to be converted to raster format when it is time to display the image on a computer monitor or to print it.
www.trueforce.com /Graphics/intro_to_graphics.htm   (586 words)

 Image Formats
Where the Meta/Vector formats have it over Raster is that they are more than a simple grid of colored dots.
Vector formats can contain only vector data whereas Meta files, as is implied by the name, can contain multiple formats.
GIF, which stands for "Graphic Interchange Format," was first standardized in 1987 by CompuServe, although the patent for the algorithm (mathematical formula) used to create GIF compression actually belongs to Unisys.
www.htmlgoodies.com /tutorials/web_graphics/article.php/3479931   (4077 words)

 Various Supported GDAL Raster Formats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
FITS is a format used mainly by astronomers, but it is a relatively simple format that supports arbitrary image types and multi-spectral images, and so has found its way into GDAL.
This is a raster exchange format propagated by Geosoft, and made a standard in the gravity/magnetics field.
This is a format primarily used by the Eros Data Center for distribution of Landsat data.
www.remotesensing.org /gdal/frmt_various.html   (3114 words)

 RasterVect Software. Raster to Vector Conversion. Vectorizer RasterVect. Vector to raster.
Raster drawing can be imported by scanning original paper drawings.
The target vector formats (DXF, WMF, EMF, EPS and AI) are supported by most CAD applications that use vector graphics, such as AutoCAD, Corel Draw and many others.
Load up multiple formats of images including tif, tiff, fax, gif, jpg, jpeg, jpe, pcx, bmp, dib, rle, ico, cur, png, wmf, emf, tga, targa, vda, icb, vst, pix, pxm, ppm, pgm, pbm.
www.rastervect.com /products.htm   (1565 words)

 Production First Software Encyclopedia of Typography and Electronic Communication : R
rasterize A process where a collection of data instructions representing an image or piece of an image is first converted to a bitmap (if not already a bitmap); and then the bitmap data is fed sequentially to a storage medium or writing device, usually a line at a time.
A multimedia tagged data type file format used for Intel-style byte order data, and based on IFF (the same, except for Motorola-style byte ordering with interlacing for Amiga) which was developed by Electronic Arts Inc. in 1985.
A RIP consists of a PostScript interpreter (which serves to rasterize PostScript instructions from a print file) running on, most commonly, a dedicated microcomputer which connects to an output writing device.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/profirst/r.htm   (2428 words)

 3a.1.1.66 Defining a New Raster Format
To import that data, you must define a raster format which describes the organization of the files to be imported.
To edit a raster format or to define a new raster format matching data you need to import, press the Edit button in the Import Raster from User-defined format window.
This option lets you specify that the orientation is changed both ways: vertically, such that the top of the user-defined format becomes the bottom and the bottom becomes the top in the output; and horizontally, such that the left of the user-defined format becomes the right and right becomes the left in the output.
www.microimages.com /refman/xhtml/PROCE113.HTM   (9086 words)

 Graphics file format   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
JPEG 2000 is the new wavelet based file format from the "jpeg" consortium and has to be considered, so far, the best raster file format available in computer science, it also includes a lossless compression option
Unlike most graphics file formats, a PGM file is plain text and can be processed with text procesing tools.
An ASCII format which uses no compression designed so that files are in C(++) syntax so images can be included in source code.
www.freedownloadsoft.com /info/graphics-file-format.html   (826 words)

 Vectorizer! TraceArt transform Raster images into Vector format.
However, once you have imported a raster file into your CAD program you will find that all you can do is look at it or trace over it.
Once you have converted the raster file to vector you will be able to import it into your CAD program and edit it just like any other drawings you have created using you CAD program.
The format of raster image include bmp, jpg, tiff, pcx and tga.It provides one main function and 12 parameter setting functions to complete the task.
www.freefirestudio.com /software.htm   (538 words)

 Logo Design Raster Formats
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is the file format commonly used to display indexed-color graphics and images in hypertext markup language (HTML) documents over the World Wide Web and other online services.
GIF is an LZW-compressed format designed to minimize file size and electronic transfer time.
TIF is a flexible bitmap image format supported by virtually all paint, image-editing, and page-layout applications.
www.logosharx.com /logo-design-tips/raster_formats.htm   (769 words)

 RasterVect Software. Vectorizer RasterVect converts raster to vector. Vectorize your scan.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
RasterVect is a useful raster to vector program for those who work with scanned drawings.
With this raster to vector program you can transform raster drawings into vector format.
The target vector format (DXF) is supported by most CAD applications that use vector graphics, such as AutoCAD, Corel Draw and many others.
www.rastervect.com   (82 words)

 Graphic Underworld pg 4: Production Graphics with Wendy Peck at webreference.com
As a broad, general statement, when you are creating raster format files, you will have better results with a raster program.
If you will not need the raster image at a larger size than it is originally, and do not have to edit the color, you can import the raster image and incorporate that image into your new design.
I find that I do this a lot, often when a logo has been provided by a client in raster format, or I want to add some texture or effect to a small part of the graphic, but have more I would like to complete in the vector program.
www.webreference.com /graphics/column31/4.html   (932 words)

 AFP PTOCA SDK Support - LEADTOOLS Developer Toolkits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
It is a raster format, created to add enhanced formatting and indexing capabilities to documents for print applications in finance, retail, insurance and other industries.
The default extension used by this format is: AFP.
This file format does not support stamps or Lossless JPEG compression, but it does support multi-page files.
www.leadtools.com /SDK/Raster/Formats/Raster-Format-AFP-PTOCA.htm   (213 words)

 Office of Coast Survey - NOAA Raster Navigational Charts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A fundamental tool of marine navigation, NOAA's Raster Navigational Charts (NOAA RNCs™) are produced by scanning at high resolution the original color separates, which are used to print the paper charts.
NOAA adds to the digital raster file such features as data describing the chart, its datum, projection, and its geo-reference.
Computer-based navigation systems that use official raster data, such as NOAA RNCs, may also be referred to as Raster Chart Display Systems (RCDS).
nauticalcharts.noaa.gov /mcd/Raster/Index.htm   (407 words)

 OII - Raster Graphic Interchange Standards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
IT8.9 is developing a "raster format file for the exchange of non-editable data for digital distribution of advertising for publication" (CGATS.13).
The raster data is compressed according to the LZW algorithm.
TIFF is not only used by scanners as a digital image interchange format but has also been adopted by some application developers as a memory format.
www.ee.bgu.ac.il /~greg/graphics/raster.html   (2764 words)

 Graphic Underworld pg 3: Production Graphics with Wendy Peck at webreference.com
People who design with a lot of texture from the beginning may find no real benefit to using vectors, since raster programs are far superior for texture and 3D effects like drop shadows or embossing.
However, we are so far from universal recognition of this format, that it is still accurate to say that only raster images apply for Web development.
When exporting from a vector program to a raster format, you will be asked to specify the resolution, since vector programs work without regard to resolution.
www.webreference.com /graphics/column31/3.html   (793 words)

 IBM Software - CATIA-CADAM V4 Hybrid Raster (RAS) - Add-on Overview
CATIA-CADAM V4 Hybrid Raster (RAS) enables you to import or create and edit raster data in your CATIA models.
You can change the raster images using raster editing and/or convert the raster images, fully or selectively, to vector geometry.
You can scan into a common raster format drawings and documents created with multiple systems.
www-306.ibm.com /software/applications/plm/catiav4/prods/ras   (487 words)

 Wasatch SoftRIP Inkjet RIP Software, Raster Image Processor Large Format Inkjet
Wasatch Raster Image Processor RIPs are perfect for all types of small, large and wide inkjet printing.
Our large and wide format Raster Image Processor (RIPs) have gamut warnings for your large format inkjet printer, ink and media.
Wasatch RIPs are the premier large or wide format Raster Image Processor (RIP) software for your small, large or wide format inkjet printing needs.
www.wasatch.com   (194 words)

 Draft Standards - INTERFACE STANDARD, RPF 2nd Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
RPF is intended to enable application software to use the data in RPF format on computer-readable interchange media directly without further manipulations or transformation.
The RPF is intended to define a common format for interchange of raster data between producers of such data in DoD and users of the data, to help facilitate interoperability among mission-critical systems.
The PC version was created by saving to Word for Windows 2.x from Word on the MAC, as such some formatting and font information may be slightly different from the original.
earth-info.nga.mil /publications/specs/printed/rpf/rpf.html   (280 words)

What follows is a description of the contents and formats (e.g., variable names, widths) of the eight flat ASCII data files distributed with this data package.
The variables in T_AFR.ASC (File 22) are formatted as listed in Table 6 and are shown in the same order as they appear in the file.
A listing of the variable names and data formats for these last two export (E00) files are shown in Tables 6, and 7.
cdiac.esd.ornl.gov /epubs/ndp/ndp055/ndp055.html   (7777 words)

 Appendix A Appendix A - Mosaic Raster File Format   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Mosaic product format is nearly identical to the NEXRAD (e.g., Composite Reflectivity) product format.
The date and time formats are the same (in UTC).
The raster image is in the NEXRAD de facto standard run length encoded format.
weather.unisys.com /wxmax/WxMax-Appendix-A.html   (654 words)

 TRIF - Tiled Raster Interchange Format   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Type: Extension: Version: Compression: Color Depth: Maintainer: Specification: TRIF was developed by the Tiling Task Group at the National Institute for the interchange of tiled raster data.
TRIF is very similar to the CALS Type II raster format and shares many of the same standards documents.
The keeper of TRIF seems to be: Frankie E. Spielman National Institute of Standards and Technology Voice: 301.975.3257 Military standards for TRIF include: Standards for the Interchange of Large Format Tiled Raster Documents, NISTIR 88-4017 (December 1988).
www.faqs.org /faqs/graphics/fileformats-faq/part3/section-148.html   (322 words)

 VextraSoft - Raster to Vector Conversion Software
ASCII XYZ text format now have a set of parameters for tuning up the fields and delimiters
Now raster images can be saved in PNG format
Raster resolution and vector units type may be used for setting vector coordinate system
www.vextrasoft.com /news.htm   (821 words)

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