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multimedia file formats glossary

AI A proprietary format developed by Adobe Systems based on the older EPS format for storing vector-based graphics. Short for Adobe Illustrator.
AU An audio file format commonly used on computers running the UNIX operating system. Developed by Sun Microsystems. Short for audio. Same as AUFF on Macintosh
AVI A video file format associated with Microsoft Windows. Popular for downloading videos files. Short for Audio-Video Interleave. Same as VfW on Macintosh.
BMP An uncompressed graphic format with support fr 256 colors but without support for animation or transparency. Short for bitmap.
CDR A vector-based graphic format associated with the Corel Corporation.
DXF A propriety graphic format developed by Autodesk, Inc. for sharing graphical data between their AutoCAD software and other programs. Short for Corel Draw.
EPS A container file format for storing vector-based graphics coded in the PostScript programming language. Short for Encapsulated PostScript. Same as EPSF and EPSI.
FLA An animation file format associated with Flash. Short for Flash Animation. Same as FLAC.
FLV A video file format developed by Macromedia (which is now part of Adoe) for their Flash application. Popular for streaming video. Short for Flash Video.
GIF A graphic format commonly found online with support for 256 colors and transparency. Can display simple animations when viewed. Short for Graphic Interchange Format.
ICO A graphic
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