The BMP file format, also known as bitmap image file or device independent bitmap (DIB) file format or simply a bitmap, is a raster graphics image file format used to store bitmap digital images, independently of the display device (such as a graphics adapter), especially on Microsoft Windows and OS/2 operating systems.
Digital Picture Exchange (DPX) is a common file format for digital intermediate and visual effects work and is an ANSI/SMPTE standard (268M-2003). The file format is most commonly used to represent the density of each colour channel of a scanned negative film in an uncompressed "logarithmic" image where the gamma of the original camera negative is preserved as taken by a film scanner.
JBIG is an early lossless image compression standard from the Joint Bi-level Image Experts Group, standardized as ISO/IEC standard 11544 and as ITU-T recommendation T.82 in March 1993. It is widely implemented in fax machines. Now that the newer bi-level image compression standard JBIG2 has been released, JBIG is also known as JBIG1.
While converting some images to JPEG will result in a less crisp picture, the format is known for its ability to retain the best possible quality in the smallest possible file size. While you don't have to be a computer whiz to convert an image to JPEG, you will need to learn a few tricks of the trade.
A Netpbm format is any graphics format used and defined by the Netpbm project. The portable pixmap format, the portable graymap format and the portable bitmap format are image file formats designed to be easily exchanged between platforms. They are also sometimes referred to collectively as the portable anymap format, not to be confused with the related portable arbitrary map format.
Tagged Image File Format, abbreviated TIFF or TIF, is a computer file format for storing raster graphics images, popular among graphic artists, the publishing industry, and photographers. TIFF is widely supported by scanning, faxing, word processing, optical character recognition, image manipulation, desktop publishing, and page-layout applications.
Windows Metafile (WMF) is an image file format originally designed for Microsoft Windows in the 1990s. Windows Metafiles are intended to be portable between applications and may contain both vector graphics and bitmap components. It acts in a similar manner to SVG files.
A Wireless Bitmap (WBMP) is a graphic image format for use when sending Web content to handheld wireless devices. The format is defined as part of the Wireless Application Protocol , Wireless Application Environment (WAE) Specification.
X PixMap (XPM) is an image file format used by the X Window System, created in 1989 by Daniel Dardailler and Colas Nahaboo working at Bull Research Center at Sophia Antipolis, France, and later enhanced by Arnaud Le Hors. It is intended primarily for creating icon pixmaps, and supports transparent pixels.