FastPictureViewer Professional 1.9 - Image Formats Compatibility Chart

Find out about which image formats are currently supported by FastPictureViewer Professional.

FastPictureViewer's supports a number of file formats, depending on its edition. The freeware Home Basic edition supports the ubiquitous JPEG image format along with the new Microsoft HD Photo / JPEG-XR all-encompassing high dynamic range image format, which features lossy and lossless compression from 1 bit/pixel to 144 bits/pixel. The Professional edition adds support for common Windows and Web image formats (PNG, GIF, BMP, ICO), TIFF, DNG and select camera RAW previewing. The current formats compatibility is detailed in the table below and is likely to be extended over time.
 
Image File Format Home Basic Edition (Freeware) Professional Edition
Version 1.9
(2013)
Remarks
Display Metadata/Rating Display Metadata/Rating
JPG Yes Read/Write, Write XMP Sidecars Yes Read/Write + XMP Sidecars Built-in support with enhanced internal JPEG decoder (multi-processor enabled: 30-50% faster).
HD Photo / JPEG XR (HDP/WDP/JXR) Yes Read/Write, Write XMP Sidecars Yes. All variants, including 15, 16, 24, 32, 48, 96 and 128bits per pixel color images, 64-bit CMYK, RGB 10, 10, 10 (30-bit XR), and 8, 16, and 32 bit per pixel gray scale, lossy and lossless compressed.  Read/Write +XMP Sidecars Built-in support.
Formats supported by FastPictureViewer Professional through bundled codecs.
BMP, RLE, DIB     Yes XMP Sidecars Built-in support in FPV Pro.
PNG     Yes. Alpha channel / transparency support.  XMP Sidecars Built-in support in FPV Pro.
GIF     Yes. Can view individual frames within animated GIFs.  XMP Sidecars Built-in support in FPV Pro.
ICO Yes. Including 32-bit Vista icons with alpha channel  & transparency.  XMP Sidecars Built-in support in FPV Pro.
TIFF / MTIFF     Full multi-page support, bookmarks. Up to 48bpp, color-managed, incl. CMYK TIFFs.  Read/Write +XMP Sidecars Built-in support in FPV Pro.
NRW (Nikon RAW)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
NEF (Nikon RAW)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
CR2 (Canon RAW v2)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
CRW (Canon RAW)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
ORF (Olympus RAW)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
RW2 (Panasonic)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
RAF (Fuji)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
3PR, FFF (Hasselblad)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
KDC, DCR (Kodak)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
RAW, RWL (Leica)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
SRW (Samsung)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
MEF (Mamiya ZD)     Full Decoding Only XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
MRW (Minolta)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
DNG (Adobe, Hasselblad, Leica, Ricoh, Samsung, DNG Converter, DxO Optics Pro)     Preview and optional full decoding. Supports raw and linear DNGs, Adobe DNG Converter, DxO Optics Pro 16-bit linear DNG, Vuescan etc.   XMP Sidecars
This codec is included in FPV Pro.
ARW (Sony RAW)     Preview (1616x1080) and optional full decoding. No metadata display. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
PEF (Pentax RAW)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
X3F (Sigma)     Preview Only (embedded jpeg is small on older cameras (SD9/10) XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
CS1 (Sinar CaptureShop)     Full Decoding Only XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
SR2 (Sony RAW v2)     Preview and optional full decoding. XMP Sidecars This codec is included in FPV Pro.
Formats supported through the addition of the FastPictureViewer Codec Pack.
Adobe Photoshop PSD
Adobe PhotoDeluxe PDD
    Supports files saved with the Maximum Compatibility option. Attempts simple layer blending for documents saved without a flattened preview image.   Requires Adobe Photoshop PSD decoder, part of our Codec Pack.
JPEG 2000 JP2 J2K (*.jp2, *.j2k)     Baseline JPEG 2000   Requires JPEG 2000 decoder, part of our Codec Pack.
Truevision Targa (*.tga, *.tpic, *.vda,*.icb,*.vst)     All TGA formats: uncompressed and RLE-encoded, gray scale 8, 16-bits, color 15, 16, 24, 32-bits, indexed 8-bits with 15, 16, 24, 32-bit color map.   Requires TGA decoder, part of our Codec Pack
EXR, OpenEXR (Industrial Light & Magic, Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC)     Returns 64bpp 16-bit/channel floating point data, supports several compression schemes and format variants.   Requires OpenEXR decoder, part of our Codec Pack
Portable Network Map (PPM, PNM, PGM, PBM)     Supports 1, 8 and 16 bit per channel (binary), 1 to 32 bits per channel (text), 32-bit IEEE float (gray scale) and 128bit IEEE float (ARGB) extensions.   Requires PPM decoder, part of our Codec Pack.
DirectX Surface (DDS)     DXT1, DXT3, DXT5, YUV422 and R16G16B16A16 HALF as well as ATI 3Dc texture compression formats (ATI1N, ATI2N, ATI2N_XY, ATI2N_DXT5).   Requires DDS decoder, part of our Codec Pack
Radiance HDR (*.hdr)     32bpp RLE RGBE variant (most popular)   Requires Radiance HDR decoder, part of our Codec Pack.
Adobe Lightroom Previews
(.lrprev / .noindex)
      Requires Adobe Lightroom Preview decoder, part of our Codec Pack.
JPEG Stereo Image (*.jps)     2D previews of NVIDIA 3DVision JPEG Stereo images   Requires JPS decoder, part of our Codec Pack
Multi-Picture Object (*.mpo)     2D previews of MPO files created by FUJI FinePix REAL 3D W1 and W3 stereo cameras   Requires MPO decoder, part of our Codec Pack
Softimage PIC (*.pic)     32bpp BGR and 32bpp BGRA data (24bpp RGB + 8bit alpha). Uncompressed and RLE-encoded files.   Requires Softimage PIC decoder, part of our Codec Pack
Autodesk Maya IFF (*.iff, *.tdi)     4-bytes-aligned (FOR4) files in 8 and 16 bit gray-scale, 32bpp BGR and BGRA (24bit + 8bit alpha) files, as well as Z-Buffer-only files which are rendered as beautiful normalized 32bit IEEE floating point gray-scale images. Uncompressed and RLE-encoded files. Fast parallel decoding on multicore computers. This codec does not read Amiga IFF files.   Requires Autodesk Maya IFF decoder, part of our Codec Pack
Silicon Graphics RGB (*.sgi, *.rgb)     1, 2, 3 and 4 channels 8 and 16 bit per channel SGI files, with or without RLE compression. Quicker on multicore processors.   Requires Silicon Graphics RGB decoder, part of our Codec Pack
Valve Texture Format (*.vtf)     Supports most common VTF variants.   Requires Valve Texture Format decoder, part of our Codec Pack
Formats supported through 3rd party codecs.
AT&T's DjVu     Full multi-page support, bookmarks in FPV Pro.  The program can be locked in 100% zoom mode by pressing the [Enter] key for easier 1:1 viewing.   Requires DjVU codec available from Caminova.
WebP     n/a   3rd-party codec, work in progress from Google, Inc.
DICOM     n/a   3rd-party codec (e.g. LeadTOOLS)
We are constantly looking to expand the file format support.

Support for more image format through 3rd party WIC codecs for the Professional edition is currently being investigated from both a technical and licensing/redistribution standpoint. Formats under consideration includes DICOM, J2K, Targa and Photoshop's PSD.

FastPictureViewer relies on the JPEG preview image embedded within CR2 and NEF files to provide near instant previewing of raw files. The embedded JPEG usually reflects the in-camera settings such as contrast, white balance and sharpness but, depending on camera, the color space information might be missing and color rendition will fall back to default.
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