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.

Format

Description

.afp

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

.ani

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

.awd

Microsoft Fax file format.

.bmp

Windows Bitmap file.

.cal

Raster image format. Usually CCITT type compressed bitonal images.

.cgm

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

.cin

Kodak Cineon file.

.clp

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

.cmp

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

.cmx

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

.cur

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

.cut

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.

.dcr

Professional Digital Camera file.

.dgn

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

.drw

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

.dwf

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

.dwg

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

.dxf

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

.ecw

Enhanced Compressed Wavelet file.

.emf

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

.eps

Encapsulated PostScript file.

.exf

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

.fax

Standard Fax file format.

.fit

Flexible Image Transport file.

.flc

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

.fpx

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.

.gbr

Gerber Vector format - Used by GerbTools, ViewMate and CamTastic for transferring printed circuit board information.

.gif

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

.ica

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

.ico

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

.iff

Interchange File Format: General purpose data storage format.

.img

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

.itg

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

.jpg

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

.lv

LazerView file: Associated with Corel PaintShop Pro.

.mac

MacPaint file.

.msp

Microsoft Paint file format.

.pbm

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

.pcd

Kodak Photo CD: See .fpx for more information.

.pct

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

.pcx

PaintBrush PCX format designed by ZSoft.

.pdf

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

.pgm

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

.plt

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

.png

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

.ppm

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

.prn

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

.psd

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

.psp

PaintShopPro file.

.ptk

2D rendering engine developed by Phelios, Inc.

.ras

SUN raster file format.

.rtf

Rixt Text Format file.

.sct

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

.sff

Structured Fax File.

.sgi

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

.shp

Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)® Shape Format.

.smp

Xionics SMP file.

.svg

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

.tga

Truevision Inc TGA format.

.tif

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

.tif

Professional Digital Camera file. (Also .tiff)

.wbmp

Wireless Bitmap file.

.wfx

WinFax file.

.wmf

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

.wmz

Windows Media Compressed Skin file.

.wpg

WordPerfect Graphics file.

.xbm

X Bitmap file.

.xpm

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

.xwd

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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