Category:File Formats

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Files are used to store many different types of data like images, music or videos. There are specifications as to how a file should be structured in order for it to be understood and read by other programs (for example: an image that has been created with Photoshop should be able to be viewed on a website). These specifications are called file formats.

Graphics: 2D

See the image format comparison table for an overview of file formats.

There are several file formats that are used to store images. The most simple formats store the color information of every pixel shown in an image. Others might compress the data by storing information of groups of pixels and others store vectors used in images. As you can see, every format has its advantages and disadvantages.

Graphics: 3D

See 3D Formats For a comparison of 3D Formats.

Model Formats

Map Formats

Application-Specific Formats



See Comparison Of Audio Formats On Wikipedia for more information

External Links

  • File Extension Library - Uniblue Labs
  • FILExt - FILExt is a database of file extensions and the various programs that use them
  • - A very large and searchable database and file extensions info
  • - File extension information database allowing visitor questions/answers
  • - Searchable database of file extensions with detailed information about each file type
  • File Extensions Reference - File extensions listed alphbetically
  • Ace - A large list of extensions and with which type of file/program each is associated
  • - One of the biggest sites on the regarding file formats, and how use them
  • - Another huge database of file formats with detailed specifications
  • - A site giving specifications of 600+ game resource archive formats
  • File Extension Seeker - A file extensions websites search engine
  • Online TrID file identifier - An online file identifier: load the file and will tell you with which programs you can open it

Pages in category ‘File Formats’

The following 32 pages are in this category, out of 32 total.