Supported image formats

Version 16 (Andreas Huggel, 21 Nov 2010 06:37) → Version 17/23 (Andreas Huggel, 30 Nov 2010 18:35)

h1. Supported image formats

The following table shows supported image formats and support level for release 0.21. 0.20.

Note:
* Write support for RAW image formats was introduced in release 0.18. Be sure to test carefully if your applications work well with images modified by Exiv2.
* Reading other TIFF-like RAW image formats, which are not listed in the table, may also work. Exiv2 was so far only tested with the more popular RAW image formats.
* Support for GIF, TGA and BMP is minimal: Exiv2 recognizes the image format, assigns a MIME type to it and is able to determine the image height and width of the image.
* Information about *MIME type* and *SRW* format is a work-in-progress for the upcoming version 0.21. The current version 0.20 doesn't support SRW and the MIME type for all TIFF-like RAW formats is currently image/tiff.


| *Type* | *Exif mode* | *IPTC mode* | *XMP mode* | *Comment mode* | *MIME type* |
| JPEG | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | image/jpeg |
| EXV | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | image/x-exv |
| CR2 | Read | Read | Read | - | image/x-canon-cr2 |
| CRW | ReadWrite | - | - | ReadWrite | image/x-canon-crw |
| MRW | Read | Read | Read | - | image/x-minolta-mrw |
| TIFF | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | - | image/tiff |
| DNG | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | - | image/tiff (*) |
| NEF | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | - | image/x-nikon-nef |
| PEF | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | - | image/x-pentax-pef |
| ARW | Read | Read | Read | - | image/tiff (*) |
| RW2 | Read | Read | Read | - | image/x-panasonic-rw2 |
| SR2 | Read | Read | Read | - | image/tiff (*) |
| SRW | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | - | image/x-samsung-srw |
| ORF | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | - | image/x-olympus-orf |
| PNG | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | image/png |
| PGF | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | image/pgf |
| RAF | Read | Read | Read | - | image/x-fuji-raf |
| XMP | - | - | ReadWrite | - | application/rdf+xml |
| GIF | - | - | - | - | image/gif |
| PSD | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | - | image/x-photoshop |
| TGA | - | - | - | - | image/targa |
| BMP | - | - | - | - | image/x-ms-bmp |
| JP2 | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | ReadWrite | - | image/jp2 |

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