Supported image formats

The following image types can be imported into BarTender. While BarTender can import vector graphic image formats, BarTender itself does not use vectors. All images imported into or exported from BarTender are saved as bitmaps.




Advanced Function Presentation: Created as part of the IBM® document imaging system.


(From “animation”): Created to store Windows Animated Cursors.


Microsoft Fax file format.


Windows Bitmap file.


Raster image format. Usually CCITT type compressed bitonal images.


Computer Graphics Metafile: Used to exchange vector and bitmap data.


Kodak Cineon file.


Microsoft Windows Clipboard format: Used to store the contents of the clipboard to disk.


The LEAD compressed format for grayscale and color images. It results in smaller files with better image quality.


Corel Presentation Exchange file format: Used with the Corel® Suite applications.


(From “cursor”): Format used to store Windows Cursors.


Device-independent images. The image is stored in a .CUT file and the palette is stored in a PAL file. If the image has no .PAL file, it is considered to be a grayscale image.


Professional Digital Camera file.


File format used with the Intergraph 3® MicroStation and Interactive Graphics System (IGDS).


Drawn File: Format used in the Micrografx Designer CAD/CAM/CAE application.


Design Web Format: Binary file format used by AutoDesk AutoCAD® to store DWG files on the internet.


(From “drawing”): Binary file format used by AutoDesk AutoCAD that can contain 2D or 3D objects.


Drawing Interchange Format or Drawing Exchange Format: ASCII file that contains 2D and 3D components.


Enhanced Compressed Wavelet file.


Enhanced Windows Metafiles: Vector files that can contain a raster image.


Encapsulated PostScript file.


The standard format for image files created using digital cameras and other input devices. (Also .tif, .jpg, .tif, .jpg)


Standard Fax file format.


Flexible Image Transport file.


An animation file created by AutoDesk. (Also .fli)


FlashPix - 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 - Used by GerbTools, ViewMate and CamTastic for transferring printed circuit board information.


Graphics Interchange Format: 8-bit per-pixel bitmap image format.


Image Object Content Architecture (IOCA): Developed by IBM. A file type that houses Presentation Text Object Architecture (PTOCA) data objects.


(From”icons”): Format used to store Windows icons.


Interchange File Format: General purpose data storage format.


(From “image”): File containing the raw information dump of the contents of a file or disk.


Integraph bitmap file: Associated with 'Intergraph' by Intergraph Corporation. ITG (Also .cit.)


Joint Pictures Experts Group: Standard method of compression for photographic images. (Also .jpeg, .jtf)


LazerView file: Associated with Corel PaintShop Pro.


MacPaint file.


Microsoft Paint file format.


Portable Bitmap Utilities: Format that can read and write 1 bit per pixel.


Kodak Photo CD: See .fpx for more information.


Macintosh QuickDraw: Used in desktop publishing and imaging applications. (Also .pict.)


PaintBrush PCX format designed by ZSoft.


Portable Document Format: An open standard for document exchange created by Adobe®.


Portable Greymap Utilities: Format that can read and write 8 (Grayscale) bits per pixel.


Hewlett-Packard created format for printing line drawings. (Also .HPGL.)


Portable Network Graphics: Created by CompuServe® to replace the GIF format.


Portable Pixmap Utilities: Format that can read and write 24 bits per pixel.


Printer Command Language file. (Also .prt, .pcl.)


Photoshop Document: Created by the Adobe Photoshop® graphics editor.


PaintShopPro file.


2D rendering engine developed by Phelios, Inc.


SUN raster file format.


Rixt Text Format file.


Scitex Continuous Tone:  Developed by HP Scitex and used for high-end image processing. (Also .ct.)


Structured Fax File.


Developed by CGI® - Used for black and white, grayscale and color images.


Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)® Shape Format.


Xionics SMP file.


Scalable Vector Graphics: The Internet standard vector format for two-dimensional graphics in XML.


Truevision Inc TGA format.


Tag Image File: Common format used to archive images. (Also .tiff)


Professional Digital Camera file. (Also .tiff)


Wireless Bitmap file.


WinFax file.


Windows Metafiles: Vector files that can contain a raster image.


Windows Media Compressed Skin file.


WordPerfect Graphics file.


X Bitmap file.


X Pixmap: Used to store X Window PixMap information to disk.


X Windows Dump: Used to store and restore screen window images.

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    D Zurn

    Would be helpful if this was in the "Getting Started" manual instead of needing to go online for any question about
    -- capabilities
    -- lists of supported barcode symbologies
    -- how to use the barcode wizard
    -- how to set up user prompts for Lot number etc.

    I'm so glad we aren't using Bartender for our regular labeling software, but I still have to figure it out so our vendors can produce the labeling we need for our products.

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