§ 33 - Image File Compatibility

See also: Supported Cameras and File Formats

§ 33.1 - Image Formats iToolBox Loads

1.3frHasselblad digital camera RAW image format
2.arwSony digital camera RAW Image format
3.atoiToolBox flat (atomic) 64-bit image files
4.bayCasio digital camera RAW file format
5.bmqNuCore RAW image file
6.cinePhantom software RAW image file
7.cr2Canon digital camera RAW image format version 2.0
8.crwCanon digital Camera RAW image format version 1.0
9.cs1Capture shop
10.dc2Kodak DC25 digital camera file
11.dcrKodak digital camera RAW image format for Kodak DSC Pro SLR/c, Kodak DSC Pro SLR/n, Kodak DSC Pro 14N, Kodak DSC PRO 14nx
12.dngAdobe DNG — digital negative
13.elxiToolBox 64-bit layered image files
14.erfEpson digital camera RAW image format
15.fffLmacon digital camera RAW image format
16.gif(still, not animated) image files
17.hdrLeaf RAW image file
18.iaSinar RAW image file
19.iffElectronic Arts .iff Interchange File Format (typically Amiga, Atari ST, also Deluxe Paint and similar.) Supported variants:
  1. 24-bit (true color)
  2. 24-bit masked (true color)
  3. 21-bit (true color) [rare]
  4. 21-bit masked (true color) [rare]
  5. 18-bit (true color) [rare]
  6. 18-bit masked (true color) [rare]
  7. 15-bit (true color) [rare]
  8. 15-bit masked (true color) [rare]
  9. 12-bit (true color) [rare]
  10. 12-bit masked (true color) [rare]
  11. 9-bit (true color) [rare]
  12. 9-bit masked (true color) [rare]
  13. 8-bit HAM8 {64 color registers} (AGA chipset)
  14. 8-bit masked HAM8 {64 color registers} (AGA chipset)
  15. 8-bit color register transparency HAM8 {64 color registers} (AGA chipset)
  16. 8-bit {256 color registers} (AGA chipset)
  17. 8-bit masked {256 color registers} (AGA chipset)
  18. 8-bit color register transparency {256 color registers} (AGA chipset)
  19. 7-bit HAM7 {32 color registers} (AGA chipset) [rare]
  20. 7-bit masked HAM7 {32 color registers} (AGA chipset) [rare]
  21. 7-bit color register transparency HAM7 {32 color registers} (AGA chipset) [rare]
  22. 7-bit {128 color registers} (AGA chipset)
  23. 7-bit masked {128 color registers} (AGA chipset)
  24. 7-bit color register transparency {128 color registers} (AGA chipset)
  25. 6-bit HAM6 {16 color registers} (original chipset)
  26. 6-bit masked HAM6 {16 color registers} (original chipset)
  27. 6-bit color register transparency HAM6 {16 color registers} (original chipset)
  28. 6-bit {64 color registers} (AGA chipset)
  29. 6-bit masked {64 color registers} (AGA chipset)
  30. 6-bit color register transparency {64 color registers} (AGA chipset)
  31. 6-bit {32 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset)
  32. 6-bit masked {32 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset)
  33. 6-bit color register transparency {32 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset)
  34. 5-bit {32 color registers} (original chipset)
  35. 5-bit masked {32 color registers} (original chipset)
  36. 5-bit color register transparency {32 color registers} (original chipset)
  37. 5-bit {16 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset) [rare]
  38. 5-bit masked {16 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset) [rare]
  39. 5-bit color register transparency {16 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset) [rare]
  40. 4-bit {16 color registers} (original chipset)
  41. 4-bit masked {16 color registers} (original chipset)
  42. 4-bit color register transparency {16 color registers} (original chipset)
  43. 4-bit {8 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset) [rare]
  44. 4-bit masked {8 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset) [rare]
  45. 4-bit color register transparency {8 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset) [rare]
  46. 4-bit HAM-E hardware decoded {64 color registers} 18-bit HAM images
  47. 3-bit {8 color registers} (original chipset)
  48. 3-bit masked {8 color registers} (original chipset)
  49. 3-bit color register transparency {8 color registers} (original chipset)
  50. 3-bit {4 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset) [rare]
  51. 3-bit masked {4 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset) [rare]
  52. 3-bit color register transparency {4 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset) [rare]
  53. 2-bit {4 color registers} (original chipset)
  54. 2-bit masked {4 color registers} (original chipset)
  55. 2-bit color register transparency {4 color registers} (original chipset)
  56. 2-bit {2 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset) [rare]
  57. 2-bit masked {2 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset) [rare]
  58. 2-bit color register transparency {2 color registers} halfbrite (original chipset) [rare]
  59. 1-bit {2 color registers} (original chipset) 1-bit masked {2 color registers} (original chipset)
  60. 1-bit color register transparency {2 color registers} (original chipset)
Note: Amiga .iff image files do not use square pixels if they are stored native images. They can also be interlaced (have double the vertical lines) or not, which means they can appear to be compressed along one axis (they aren't... that's just how the Amiga display modes worked.) So you will probably want to rescale them into modern, square aspect images using enlarge or  Commands/Enlarge / Reduce  before you do any actual work with them.

For a "quick fix", you can use y or  Views/Y-Axis Lock  to unlock the image aspect, drag it to a visually pleasing aspect ratio, and then use C (shift+c) or  Commands/Clone to View Size  to clone the image at that aspect ratio.

You can also opt to use the DPI operator operator to change how iToolBox displays these images.

20.jpeg,.jpgImage files: jst sy n t lssy cmprssn
21.k25Kodak DC25 digital camera RAW image format
22.kc2Kodak DCS200 digital camera RAW image format
23.kdcKodak digital camera RAW image format
24.mcaiiToolBox flat (atomic) 64-bit image files (details here.)
25.mdcMinolta RD175 digital camera RAW image format
26.mefMamiya digital camera RAW image format
27.mosMamiya digital camera RAW image format
28.mrwMinolta Dimage digital camera RAW image format
29.nefNikon digital camera RAW image format
30.nrwNikon digital camera RAW image format
31.orfOlympus digital camera RAW image format
32.paliToolBox palette files
33.pbmImage files
34.pefPentax digital camera RAW image format
35.pgmImage files
36.pixuncompressed 128x128 4-bit, 16,384 byte image files
37.pngImage files
38.ppmImage files
39.pxnLogitech digital camera RAW image format
40.qtkApple Quicktake 100/150 digital camera RAW image format
41.rafFuji digital camera RAW image format
42.rawPanasonic Digital Camera Image Format
43.rdcDigital Foto Maker RAW image file
44.rgbaiToolBox uncompressed 32-bit or 64-bit image file
45.rw2Panasonic LX3 digital camera RAW image format
46.rwlLeica digital camera RAW image format
47.sr2Sony digital camera RAW image format
48.srfSony digital camera RAW image format for DSC-F828 8 megapixel digital camera and DSC-R1
49.srwSamsung RAW image format
50.stiSinar Capture Shop RAW image file
51.x3fSigma digital camera RAW image format for devices based on Foveon X3 direct image sensor
52.xbmImage files
53.xpmImage files

§ 33.2 - File Formats iToolBox Saves

1.ato48-bit + alpha (64-bit) iToolBox flat (atomic) image files
Saved using s or S from any active, non-layered image view.
Note: .ato files must be saved from an image layer or master with S (shift+s), as s will automatically save the full layered image as an .elx file.
Name separate from filenameYes
AnnotationYes
CopyrightYes
AuthorYes
Software signatureYes
Creation timeYes
Modify timeYes
GPSYes
Camera shutter speedYes
Camera apertureYes
Camera Focal lengthYes
Camera ISOYes
DPIYes
CenterYes
NotationsYes
LayersNo
PaletteNo
100% data fidelity64-bit
Open file formatYes — details here.

 
2.elx48-bit + alpha (64-bit) iToolBox layered image files
Saved using s from any active layer or master view, or with Save Image in the Layers dialog.

Name separate from filenameYes
AnnotationYes
CopyrightYes
AuthorYes
Software signatureYes
Creation timeYes
Modify timeYes
GPSYes
Camera shutter speedYes
Camera apertureYes
Camera Focal lengthYes
Camera ISOYes
DPIYes
CenterYes
NotationsYes
LayersYes
PaletteNo
100% data fidelity64-bit
Open file formatYes — details here.

 
3.jsonData file containing image notations
Saved from the Operators dialog when the Notations operator is selected.

Name separate from filenameYes
AnnotationNo
CopyrightNo
AuthorNo
Software signatureNo
Creation timeNo
Modify timeNo
GPSNo
Camera shutter speedNo
Camera apertureNo
Camera Focal lengthNo
Camera ISONo
DPINo
CenterNo
NotationsYes
LayersNo
PaletteNo
100% data fidelityYes
Open file formatYes — details here.

 
4.paliToolBox 64-entry, 24-bit palette data
Saved from the Palette dialog, which in turn is available from the Operators dialog when the Range Fill operator is selected.

Name separate from filenameNo
AnnotationNo
CopyrightNo
AuthorNo
Software signatureNo
Creation timeNo
Modify timeNo
GPSNo
Camera shutter speedNo
Camera apertureNo
Camera Focal lengthNo
Camera ISONo
DPINo
CenterNo
NotationsNo
LayersNo
PaletteYes
100% data fidelity24-bit
Open file formatYes — details here.

 
5.png24-bit + alpha (32-bit) Image files
Saved using s or S from any active image view.
Note: .png files can only be saved from an image layer or master with S as s will automatically save the full layered image as an .elx file.
Name separate from filenameNo
AnnotationYes
CopyrightYes
AuthorYes
Software signatureYes
Creation timeYes
Modify timeYes
GPSNo
Camera shutter speedNo
Camera apertureNo
Camera Focal lengthNo
Camera ISONo
DPIYes
CenterNo
NotationsNo
LayersNo
PaletteNo
100% data fidelity32-bit
Open file formatYes — details here.

 
6.rgba24-bit + alpha (32-bit) or 48-bit + alpha (64-bit) Image files
Saved using s or S from any active image view.
Note: .rgba files can only be saved from an image layer or master with S as s will automatically save the full layered image as an .elx file.
100% data fidelity32-bit
100% data fidelity64-bit
Open file formatYes — details here.

 
7.jpg or .jpegLossy 24-bit Image files, no alpha: jst sy n t lssy cmprssn
Saved using s or S from any active image view.
Note: .jpg or .jpeg files can only be saved from an image layer or master with S as s will automatically save the full layered image as an .elx file.
Name separate from filenameNo
AnnotationYes
CopyrightYes
AuthorYes
Software signatureYes
Creation timeYes
Modify timeYes
GPSNo
Camera shutter speedNo
Camera apertureNo
Camera Focal lengthNo
Camera ISONo
DPIYes
CenterNo
NotationsNo
LayersNo
PaletteNo
100% data fidelity~24-bit
Open file formatYeshere.

 
8.mcai48-bit + alpha (64-bit) iToolBox flat (atomic) image files
Saved using s or S from any active, non-layered image view.
Note: .mcai files must be saved from an image layer or master with S (shift+s), as s will automatically save the full layered image as an .elx file.
Note: .mcai files are an experimental file format I am using to explore various image data compression ideas. iToolBox will always be able to load .mcai files from older versions, but as the format gains various compression modes, newer file saves will result in smaller files that cannot be loaded by older versions of the software. So backwards compatability is guaranteed, again, older files will always be loadable by newer versions of this software, but not the other way around. You may prefer to use the .ato format instead, as it is just as capable (at least at this time. Who knows what the future holds! smile)
Name separate from filenameYes
AnnotationYes
CopyrightYes
AuthorYes
Software signatureYes
Creation timeYes
Modify timeYes
GPSYes
Camera shutter speedYes
Camera apertureYes
Camera Focal lengthYes
Camera ISOYes
DPIYes
CenterYes
NotationsNo
LayersNo
PaletteNo
100% data fidelity64-bit
Open file formatYes — details here.

 
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