Supported Image Formats

You can use BarTender to import and export the following raster and vector formats. In some cases, specific format sub-types and versions are supported, while other sub-types and versions are not supported.



Supported Import Format

Supported Export Format


Advanced Function Presentation, which was created as part of the IBM® document imaging system



Animation file, which is used to store Windows animated cursors



Windows Bitmap file


CALS Raster image format, which is usually ITU-T type compressed bitonal images



Computer Graphics Metafile, which is used to exchange vector and bitmap data



Kodak Cinson


Microsoft Windows Clipboard format, which is used to store the contents of the Clipboard to disk


LEAD compressed format for grayscale and color images, which results in smaller files that have better image quality


Corel Presentation Exchange (CMX) file format, which is used with the Corel® Suite applications



Format that is used to store Windows cursors



Format for device-independent images with a color palette that is stored in a *.pal file (if the image has no .pal file, it is considered to be a grayscale image)


Format for professional digital camera files



Format that is used with the Intergraph 3® MicroStation and Interactive Graphics System (IGDS)



Format that is used in the Micrografx Designer CAD/CAM/CAE application



Binary file format that is used by AutoDesk AutoCAD® to store DWG files on the Internet



Binary file format that is used by AutoDesk AutoCAD that can contain two-dimensional or three-dimensional objects



ASCII file that contains two-dimensional and three-dimensional components



Enhanced Compressed Wavelet


Enhanced Windows Metafiles, which are vector files that can contain a raster image


Encapsulated PostScript


Standard format for image files that are created by using digital cameras and other input devices (also *.tif, *.jpg)


Standard fax file format



Flexible Image Transport System



Animation file that is created by AutoDesk (also *.fli)


FlashPix, which was created by Eastman Kodak Company®, Microsoft Corporation®, Hewlett-Packard Company®, and Live Picture Inc. (Sonic Solutions®) to make the use of digital color images easier


Gerber Vector format, which is used by GerbTools, ViewMate, and CamTastic for transferring printed circuit board information



Graphics Interchange Format, which is an 8-bit per pixel bitmap image format


Image Object Content Architecture (IOCA), which was developed by IBM and which houses Presentation Text Object Architecture (PTOCA) data objects



Format that is used to store Windows icons



Interchange File Format, which is a general-purpose data storage format


File that contains the raw information dump of the contents of a file or disk


Intergraph (ITG) format bitmap image (also *.cit)



Joint Pictures Experts Group, which is a standard method of compression for photographic images (also *.jpeg, *.jtf)








Microsoft Paint file format


Portable Bitmap Utilities, which is a format that can read and write one bit per pixel


Kodak Photo CD (see *.fpx)



Macintosh QuickDraw, which is used in desktop publishing and imaging applications (also *.pict)



PaintBrush PCX format, which was designed by ZSoft


Portable Document Format, which is an open standard for document exchange that was created by Adobe®


Portable Greymap Utilities, which is a format that can read and write eight (grayscale) bits per pixel


Format for printing line drawings, which was created by Hewlett-Packard (also *.hpgl)



Portable Network Graphics, which was created by CompuServe® to replace the *.gif format


Portable Pixmap Utilities, which is a format that can read and write 24 bits per pixel


Printer Command Language file (also *.prt, *.pcl)



Adobe Photoshop® graphics editor files




Two-dimensional rendering engine files, which were developed by Phelios, Inc.



SUN Raster file format


Rich Text Format file



Scitex Continuous Tone (SCT), which was developed by HP Scitex and is used for high-end image processing (also *.ct)


Structured Fax File


Format for black and white, grayscale, and color images, which was developed by CGI®


Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)⁠® Shape Format



Xionics SMP



Scalable Vector Graphics, which is an Internet standard vector format for two-dimensional graphics in XML



Truevision, Inc. TGA format


Format for professional digital camera (also *.tiff)



Tag Image File format, which is a format that is commonly used to archive important images (also *.tiff)


Wireless Bitmap file





Windows Metafiles, which are vector files that can contain a raster image


Windows Media Compressed Skin File



WordPerfect Graphics file


X Bitmap


Format that is used to store X Window PixMap information to disk



Format that is used to store and restore screen window images