The Old-School Graphics Tool for Windows

Supported Formats

IceView supports the following image file formats.

  • JFIF. This is the JPEG File Interchange Format.
  • Progressive JPEG. This is a JFIF format that is useful for transmitting images, because the first part of the file contains the full dimensions of the image. Therefore, in a paint-while-load routine, you can display the whole image, then progressively clarify it as the rest of the file loads.
  • LEAD. This is the LEAD CMP compressed format for grayscale and color images. This format results in smaller files and better image quality than industry-standard formats.
  • Progressive LEAD. This is a LEAD format that is useful for transmitting images, because the first part of the file contains the full dimensions of the image. Therefore, in a paint-while-load routine, you can display the whole image, then progressively clarify it as the rest of the file loads.
  • JTIF. This is the JPEG Tagged Interchange Format.
  • GIF. This is the Graphics Interchange Format created by CompuServe for storing and exchanging color raster images.
  • Animated GIF. This is a multipage GIF format that can be played as an animation by displaying the images sequentially. IceView lets you create and play the animations.
  • TIFF LZW. These files use the Tagged Image File Format with LZW compression. IceView can read and write TIFF files that use RGB, CMYK, or YCbCr color space.
  • Windows Bitmap (BMP). This is a file format created by Microsoft. Some BMP images are compressed with an RLE-type compression.
  • OS/2 Bitmap (OS/2 BMP). These are files created on an OS/2 operating system. IceView supports both 1.x and 2.x formats.
  • Windows Icon (ICO). This is a multipage file format for storing one or more Windows icons. The background color when you read these images is always black. The size when you write these images can be no larger than 255-by-255 pixels. (Neither the width nor height can be greater than 255.)
  • Windows Cursor (CUR). This is a file format for storing Windows cursors (mouse pointers). IceView does not load or save transparency information in these files. The size when you write these images should be exactly 32-by-32 pixels.
  • PCX. This is a file format created by ZSoft. This format compresses its image data with the RLE type compression.
  • DCX. This is a multipage PCX format that enables a file to contain more than one image. It is handled the same as a regular PCX file, except for the multipage feature.
  • TIFF. This is a tag-based file format designed to promote universal interchanges of digital image data.
  • JPG. This is the JPEG format with YUV 4:2:2 sampling.
  • Windows Metafile (WMF). These files are not bitmap based images. A Windows metafile consists of a collection of device independent functions that represents an image. When a program loads a metafile, these functions are executed to obtain the image.
  • Photoshop (PSD). This is the format produced by the Adobe Photoshop graphics editor.
  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics). This is a replacement for the GIF format. It is a full-featured (non-LZW) compressed format intended for widespread use without legal restraints.
  • Truevision TGA (TARGA). This is a file format created by Truevision Inc. IceView supports all uncompressed and RLE compressed TGA file formats.
  • PostScript Raster (Encapsulated PostScript). These files are used primarily on PostScript printers. These printers usually offer more variety of fonts and higher resolution than standard laser printers. EPS files will work on any PostScript compatible printer and any end user application that supports placement of EPS files in its work space.
  • SUN Raster (RAS). These files are native to Sun UNIX platforms.
  • WordPerfect (WPG). These are WordPerfect raster files.
  • Macintosh Pict (PCT). These files, produced using Macintosh QuickDraw, are used in desktop.
  • TIFF CCITT. These are compressed TIFF files that are commonly used for FAX transmission and document imaging.
  • TIFF CCITT Group 3. These are TIFF CCITT files in a format that is more advanced and more compressed than TIFF CCITT. IceView supports both 1-dimension and 2-dimension variations of this format.
  • TIFF CCITT Group 4. These are TIFF CCITT files in a format that is more advanced and more compressed than TIFF CCITT Group 3.
  • CALS Raster. These are CCITT Group 4 CALS raster files. CALS is a United States government standard.
  • IOCA (ICA). This is the Image Object Content Architecture developed by IBM. IceView supports these files in an MO:DCA wrapper with embedded 1-bit CCITT Group 3 or Group 4 images. IceView also supports IOCA files without an MO:DCA wrapper.
  • WinFax Group 3. This is a FAX format created by Delrina for Group 3 support.
  • WinFax Group 4. This is a FAX format created by Delrina for Group 4 support.
  • FAX Group 3. This is a raw FAX format (without a header) for Group 3 support. IceView supports both 1-dimension and 2-dimension variations of this format.
  • FAX Group 4. This is a raw FAX format (without a header) for Group 4 support.
  • AWD. This is a Microsoft FAX format.
  • LEAD 1BIT
  • MacPaint (MAC). These Macintosh Paint files are commonly used for monochrome clip art.
  • GEM Image (IMG). These files are native to the Graphical Environment Manager developed by Digital Research.
  • Microsoft Paint (MSP). These files from early versions of Windows are used for black-and-white drawings and clip art.
  • Windows AVI. Video files (read-only).