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Raster Image Formats
Mathematica can export anything it displays—graphics, text, formulas, notebooks—to any standard raster image format. It can also import from such formats to give Mathematica symbolic graphics, arrays of values, or metadata in various forms.
"GIF" GIF and animated GIF (.gif)
"JPEG" JPEG (.jpeg, .jpg)
"TIFF" TIFF including fax etc. (.tiff, .tif)
"PNG" PNG format (.png)
"JPEG2000" JPEG 2000 / JP2 format (.jp2, .j2k)
System-Specific General Formats
"BMP" Microsoft bitmap format (.bmp)
"PICT" Macintosh PICT format (.pict)
"WMF", "EMF" Windows metafile and enhanced metafile formats
System Support Formats
"ACO" Adobe color palette format (.aco)
"XBM" X bitmap format (suitable for C source code) (.xbm)
"CUR", "ICO" cursor, icon Windows resource formats
"PCX" Windows paintbrush format (.pcx)
Image & Rendering Formats
"PBM", "PGM", "PPM", "PNM" ASCII portable bitmap formats
"PXR" Pixar raster format (.pxr)
"TGA" TrueVision Targa format (.tga)
Printing-Related Formats
"SCT" Scitex CT prepress format (.sct)
Geospatial Raster Formats
"GeoTIFF" annotated TIFF raster file (.tif, .tiff)
"FITS" FITS astronomical image format (.fit, .fits)
"DICOM" DICOM medical image format (.dcm, .dic)
"HDF", "HDF5", "NASACDF", "NetCDF" scientific data & image formats
Raw Formats
"RawBitmap" pure binary bitmap data, with type and dimensions specified separately
Common Data Elements
graphics object that displays as the image
array of numbers or lists giving numerical color values
array of RGBColor objects
rules for all elements
all available elements
ArrayPlot generate graphics from an array of color or grayscale levels
Rasterize convert any Mathematica output to a raster representation