Learn More About File Formats
Each of the blocks below includes file format information along with external links for you to explore to learn more.
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Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) is the defacto standard for capturing, reviewing, archiving and exchanging pages.
PostScript was the first successful page language and is still very active behind the scenes of printers and operating systems.
Encapsulated PostScript is used for the storage and exchange of high-quality vector graphics and composite pages.
SVG is the Web standard for storing and publishing scalable vector graphics. It’s also supported in many applications.
DXF is the industry-standard CAD exchange format developed by Autodesk to share AutoCAD data with other programs.
Enhanced Metafile is an enhanced 32-bit metafile used primarily as a graphics language for printing.
MIF is a vector output format and the native graphics format of FrameMaker from Adobe.
The JPEG format is a lossy format ideal for images produced through digital photography.
UTF-8 represents any character in Unicode. It is used on the Web and in email.
ISO-8859 was introduced to accommodate the special characters required for Latin alphabets.
Unicode is a character set that defines a unique number for every character in the world.