File Formats (Raster, Vector & Document)

With LEADTOOLS, developers can create applications to load, save, and convert many industry-standard and proprietary formats. LEAD Technologies is committed to maintain and expand the most comprehensive support of file formats on the market, and currently supports more than 150 raster, vector, and document file formats and sub-formats.

Each file format includes a variety of load, save, and display options, including compression, bit depth, color space, progressive load (multi-pass), alpha channels, multiple pages, animation, and metadata. Developers can trust the award-winning file format support in LEADTOOLS because of its extensive inclusion and strict adherence to today's ever-changing file format specifications.

LEADTOOLS File Format Categories

 Raster Image Formats

 Vector Formats

  • CGM - Computer Graphics Metafile
  • CMX - Corel Presentation Exchange
  • DGN - Microstation DGN
  • DRW - DRaWing
  • DXF - Drawing Interchange
  • DWF - AutoDesk Vector
  • DWFX - Autodesk DWF XPS Document
  • DWG - Drawing
  • E00 - ArcInfo Export
  • EMF - Enhanced Metafile
  • GBR - Gerber
  • MIF - Marker Interchange
  • NAP - North American Presentation Layer Protocol Syntax (NAPLPS)
  • PCL - Printer Command Language
  • PCL6 - Printer Command Language
  • PCT - Macintosh Pict
  • PLT - HPGL Plot
  • SHP - ESRI Shape
  • SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics
  • WMF - Windows Metafile
  • WMZ - Compressed Windows Metafile
  • WPG - Vector Word Perfect Graphics

 Document Formats

Technology Related to File Formats (Raster, Vector & Document)

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Demo Applications that Include File Formats (Raster, Vector & Document)

WinForms Document Converter

Demonstrates LEADTOOLS Document Converter technology in a WinForms application.

  • Convert document and raster image files
  • Perform document-to-document conversion with 100% accuracy and without the need for OCR
  • Convert complex document objects and features
  • Convert raster images to documents with OCR
  • Convert document files to raster images

HTML5/JavaScript Viewer

Uses HTML5 and JavaScript to demonstrate features of the LEADTOOLS raster image viewer. Features include:

  • Load an image from url
  • Rotate
  • Zoom
  • Flip horizontally and vertically

WinForms Main Demo

Demonstrates common imaging functionality in LEADTOOLS for .NET toolkits. It loads, processes, and saves images as more than 150+ formats.

WPF Main Demo

Demonstrates general and commonly used functionality in LEADTOOLS WPF SDK. It loads, displays, performs some image processing, and saves images. This demo also demonstrates the LEADTOOLS WPF viewer control's functionality for zoom, scroll, pan, magnifying glass, pan window, and other UI tools.

Screenshots of File Formats (Raster, Vector & Document)

Save File Dialog with LEADTOOLS Supported Formats

Save File Dialog with LEADTOOLS Supported Formats

LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include File Formats (Raster, Vector & Document)

Note that not every format is included with every product by default. Some formats may require a specific LEADTOOLS product. To compare LEADTOOLS products, refer to the LEADTOOLS File Format Product Comparison Chart.

LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro v20

LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro includes the tools developers need to add powerful imaging technology to applications. With more than 28 years of imaging development expertise, LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro includes 150+ image formats, image compression, image processing, image viewers, imaging common dialogs, 200+ image display effects, TWAIN and WIA image scanning, screen capture, and image printing.

LEADTOOLS Barcode Pro v20

LEADTOOLS Barcode Pro includes everything developers need to detect, read, and write over 100 different 1D and 2D barcode types and sub-types such as UPC, EAN, Code 128, QR Code, Data Matrix, and PDF417. By building upon the award-winning LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro features, including 150+ image formats, image compression, image processing, image viewers, imaging common dialogs, 200+ display effects, TWAIN and WIA scanning, screen capture, and printing, LEADTOOLS Barcode Pro is one of the best values on the market for barcode imaging technology.

LEADTOOLS PDF Pro v20

LEADTOOLS PDF Pro provides everything developers need to read, write, raster-view, and update PDF files. It also includes advanced capabilities such as the extraction of text, images, hyperlinks, and metadata, manipulation of pages in existing PDF documents, conversion to PDF/A as a real document, linearization, and the LEADTOOLS PDF Optimizer to reduce the size of PDF files. By building upon the award-winning LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro features which includes 150+ image formats, image compression, image processing, image viewers, imaging common dialogs, 200+ display effects, TWAIN and WIA scanning, screen capture, and printing, LEADTOOLS PDF Pro is one of the best values available.

LEADTOOLS Pro Suite v20

LEADTOOLS Pro Suite is a an extensive bundle in the LEADTOOLS Pro line of SDKs and includes HTML5 Zero-footprint image viewers, barcode detect/read/write, advanced PDF read/write/view/edit, 150+ image formats, image compression, image processing, image viewers, imaging common dialogs, 200+ display effects, TWAIN and WIA scanning, screen capture, and printing. Developers using LEADTOOLS Pro Suite can develop robust imaging applications and solutions at a fraction of the cost of similar feature sets found elsewhere on the market.

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging v20

Develop powerful document imaging applications with LEADTOOLS Document Imaging. Features include PDF viewing and editing, comprehensive image annotating, specialized bitonal image displaying, and image processing. Other features include performance and memory optimizations for bitonal images, document image cleanup, including inverted text, border, hole-punch, and line removal, and scanning with LEADTOOLS Fast TWAIN and WIA.

LEADTOOLS Recognition v20

The LEADTOOLS Recognition Imaging SDK is a handpicked collection of LEADTOOLS SDK features designed to build end-to-end document imaging applications within enterprise-level document automation solutions that require OCR, MICR, OMR, barcode, forms recognition and processing, PDF, print capture, archival, annotation, and image viewing functionality. This powerful set of tools utilizes LEAD's award-winning image processing technology to intelligently identify document features that can be used to recognize and extract data from any type of scanned or faxed form image.

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite v20

The LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite SDK is a comprehensive collection of LEADTOOLS SDK features designed to build end-to-end document imaging solutions that require OCR, MICR, OMR, ICR, barcode, forms recognition and processing, PDF, HTML5 Zero-footprint viewing, conversion, print, capture, archival, annotation, and image viewing functionality. This powerful set of tools utilizes LEAD's award-winning image processing technology to intelligently identify document features that can be used to recognize and extract data from any type of scanned or faxed form image.

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging v20

Develop powerful Medical Imaging applications with the LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging SDK. Features include comprehensive DICOM data set support, 8-16 bit extended grayscale image support, image annotation, specialized extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and medical-specific image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, and signed and unsigned image data processing.

LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging v20

Develop robust DICOM PACS applications with LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging. Features include Medical Web Viewer Framework, high and low-level PACS SCP and SCU functions and controls, secure PACS communication, comprehensive DICOM data set support, image annotation, extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP, MRTI, and signed and unsigned image data processing.

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite v20

Develop powerful PACS and Medical imaging applications with LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite. Features include LEAD's Zero-footprint HTML5 DICOM Viewer, Medical Web Viewer Framework, Medical 3D, DICOM Multimedia codecs, high and low-level PACS SCP and SCU functions and controls, secure PACS communication, Print to PACS, comprehensive DICOM data set support, image annotation, extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, DICOM Hanging Protocol, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP, and signed and unsigned image data processing.

LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite v20

The LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite SDK is a comprehensive collection of multimedia development technology that provides developers with everything they need to create enterprise-level multimedia applications for a wide variety of industries, including defense, broadcast, security, and more. By bundling features from the Multimedia SDK, DVD Module, Streaming Module, MPEG-2 Transport Module, Imaging Pro SDK, and Distributed Computing SDK, Multimedia Suite offers a tremendous value for the world-class technology it provides.