Supported Media File Formats

Supported Image Formats

Format

Media processing backend

Comments

JPEG

GD, ImageMagick, IMagick, GraphicsMagick, Gmagick

GIF

GD, ImageMagick, IMagick, GraphicsMagick, Gmagick

TIFF

ImageMagick, IMagick, GraphicsMagick, Gmagick

PNG

GD, ImageMagick, IMagick, GraphicsMagick, Gmagick

TilePic

GD, ImageMagick, IMagick, GraphicsMagick, Gmagick

Camera RAW

ImageMagick, IMagick, GraphicsMagick, Gmagick

Supports whatever manufacturer formats your installed version of ImageMagick can handle

Photoshop PSD

ImageMagick, IMagick, GraphicsMagick, Gmagick

Derivatives for files with layer effects may not be rendered properly

JPEG-2000

ImageMagick, IMagick, GraphicsMagick, Gmagick

DICOM

ImageMagick, IMagick, GraphicsMagick, Gmagick

DPX

ImageMagick, IMagick, GraphicsMagick, Gmagick

Pixel values in non-Tilepic derivatives are adjusted for optimal viewing on computer monitors.

OpenEXR

ImageMagick, IMagick, GraphicsMagick, Gmagick

More information on this format can be found here.

QTVR (QuickTime VR)

QuicktimeVR

JPEG-format thumbnails are extracted; straight-QTVR is kept as “original” version. The QuicktimeVR plugin requires ffmpeg to be installed.

Adobe DNG

ImageMagick, IMagick, GraphicsMagick, Gmagick

Supported Audio Formats

Format

Media processing backend

Comments

MP3

ffmpeg

ffmpeg must be compiled with libLAME

AIFF

ffmpeg

WAV

ffmpeg

Including Broadcast-WAVE

AAC

ffmpeg

Requires ffmpeg to be compiled with libfaac

Ogg Vorbis

ffmpeg

Supported Video Formats

Format

Media processing backend

Comments

MPEG-2

ffmpeg

MPEG-4

ffmpeg

QuickTime

ffmpeg

WindowsMedia

ffmpeg

FLV

ffmpeg

Ogg Theora

ffmpeg

AVI

ffmpeg

ffmpeg

xvid

ffmpeg

Planned

Supported Document Formats

Format

Media processing backend

Comments

PDF

pdflib (optional); xPDF (optional)

PDFLib-Lite and the PDFLib PECL module will improve processing performance; CA will automatically use PDFLibLite if available. Otherwise the built-in (no installation necessary) Zend_PDF library will be used. CA can only generate thumbnail page images for display if Ghostscript is installed on your system. Can extract text from file for searchability if xPDF is installed.

Microsoft Word

AbiWord (optional); Libre Office (optional)

Both .doc (< 2007 file format) and .docx (XML-based format) are supported. Can extract text from file for searchability if AbiWordis installed. Can generate page previews if LibreOffice is installed.

Microsoft Powerpoint

Libre Office (optional)

As of version 1.2 XML-based format is supported. Can generate page previews if LibreOffice is installed.

Microsoft Excel

Libre Office (optional)

As of version 1.2 XML-based format is supported. Can generate page previews if LibreOffice is installed.

Supported Multimedia Formats

Format

Media processing backend

Comments

STL

mesh

Standard Tesselation Language

PLY

mesh

Polygon File Format