Supported File Formats

Supported in ACDSee Ultimate 8, ACDSee 18 and ACDSee Pro 8

Image read support format

ABR Adobe™ brush format
ACDC ACDSee Ultimate 8 ACDC Image
ANI Windows animated cursor Shows cursor animation
ARW Sony RAW
BMP Windows Bitmap Windows and OS/2; 2/8/16/24/32 bpp; RLE and uncompressed
CNV Canvas Thumbnails only
CR2 Canon RAW CR2
cRAW Sony cRAW
CRW Canon RAW CRW
CUR Windows cursor
CVX Canvas Thumbnails only
DCR Kodak RAW DCR
DCX Multi-page PCX All sub-types and multiple pages supported
DNG Digital Negative An open-source archival format for RAW files
EMF Enhanced Metafile Format Win32 enhanced placeable metafiles
ERF Epson RAW
EPS Encapsulated PostScript Displays embedded thumbnail (TIFF formats) and first page only
GIF Graphics Interchange Format Single page animated; 87a and 89a
HDR Creo RAW
ICN AT&T ICN
ICO Windows icon Shows multiple resolutions as separate pages
JBR Corel brush format
JP2 JPEG2000 48-bit support
JPC JPEG2000 48-bit support
JPG JPEG JFIF JFIF and Adobe CMYK
MRW Konica Minolta RAW
NEF Nikon RAW
ORF Olympus RAW
PBR Corel PaintShop Pro brush format Up to 3072x2048 resolution (16BASE)
PCX ZSoft Publishers Paintbrush All sub-types supported
PEF Pentax RAW PEF, Samsung RAW
PCT Macintosh PICT
PDF Adobe Acrobat documents Can read all pages
PNG Portable Network Graphics All sub-types supported
PS Adobe PostScript First page only
PSD Adobe PhotoShop Document RGB, grayscale, duotone, paletted and bi-level Lab color interpreted as grayscale only
RAF FujiFilm RAW
RAW Pentax RAW, Leica RAW, Contax RAW, Casio RAW, Panasonic RAW
RWL Leica RAW
sRAW Canon sRAW
SRW Samsung SRW
TGA Targa TGA All sub-types supported
TIFF Tag Image File Format Bilevel / RGB / Paletted / CMYK / YCrCb / LOGL / LOGLUV; Uncompressed / PackBits / LZW / ThunderScan / SGILog / CCITT / ZIP / NEXT / New-JPEG (no v6.0 JPEG support) Support for multiple-page documents Kodak RAW TIFF, Canon RAW TIFF
WBMP Wireless Bitmap
WEBP Google WebP Format
WMF Windows Metafile Format Win 3.x placeable metafiles

Image write support format

ACDC ACDSee Ultimate 8 ACDC Image Not supported on ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18
BMP Windows Bitmap Windows 1/8/24 bpp
GIF Graphics Interchange Format Non-interlaced GIF 89a only
JP2 JPEG2000
JPEG JPEG JFIF
PCX ZSoft Publishers Paintbrush 8 and 24 bpp; RLE compressed
PNG Portable Network Graphics 1/4/8 bpp colormapped; 24 bpp RGB
PSD Adobe PhotoShop Document RGB, grayscale, duotone, paletted and bi-level Lab color interpreted as grayscale only
WBMP Wireless Bitmap
WEBP Google WebP Format
TGA Targa TGA 8 and 24 bpp. RLE and uncompressed top-down and bottom-up
TIFF Tag Image File Format 1/8/24 bits per pixel, single-page; uncompressed, CCITT3, CCITT4, LZW, Deflate (ZIP), and JPEG compression; Adjustable DPI tags

Archive read support formats

ARJ ARJ archive ARJ format
CAB CAB archive Microsoft CAB file format
GZ GZ archive Unix GZIP (GnuZIP)
RAR RAR archive RAR format
TAR TAR archive Unix TAR format
TGZ TGZ archive TAR format compressed with GZIP
ZIP ZIP archive Store and deflate

Archive write support formats

ZIP ZIP archive Store and deflate

Video and audio read support formats

ACC Audio Data Transport Format
ADTS Audio Data Transport Stream
ASF Active Streaming File - HotMetaL Pro
AVI AVI movie format
M4A MPEG-4
M4V MPEG-4
MOV MPEG-4
MP3 MPEG Layer III compressed audio
MP4 MPEG-4
WAV Sound file
WMA Sound file
WMV Windows Metafile