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 maintaining and expanding the most comprehensive support of file formats on the market, and currently supports more than 165 raster, vector, and document file formats and sub-formats.

Feature-rich File Formats (Raster, Vector & Document) SDK

File Formats (Raster, Vector & Document) Libraries

Each file format includes a variety of load, save, convert, 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, while still being able to load files that may not be perfectly following the standard.

Versatile and robust File Formats (Raster, Vector & Document) Libraries

Raster Image Formats

For the past 34 years, LEAD has been expanding its image format support based on customer requests. Below is a list of some of the raster image formats supported:

API for document formats

Document and Office Formats

The LEADTOOLS SDK libraries can convert between document formats, convert document formats to raster images, raster images to documents, load documents as text-searchable, and capture print jobs as document formats with support for embedded charts, shapes, and drawings. Below is a list of some of the document/Office formats supported:

  • PDF - Adobe Portable Document
  • PDF/A - Adobe Portable
    Document for Archiving
  • DOC - Microsoft Word Document
  • DOCX - Microsoft Word Document 2007
  • XLS - Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
  • XLSX - Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet 2007
  • XLSB - Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet 2007
  • PPT - PowerPoint Presentation
  • PPTX - PowerPoint Presentation 2007
  • HTML - HyperText Markup Language
  • SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics
  • MSG - Outlook Message Item
  • EML - Outlook Express Message Item
  • PST - Outlook Personal Folder
  • TXT - UTF8/16 and ASCII Text
  • RTF - Rich Text
  • XPS - XML Paper Specification
  • MOBI - Mobi Pocket eBook format
  • EPUB - Electronic Publication
  • ODT - OpenDocument Text
  • ODS - OpenDocument Spreadsheet
  • ODP - OpenDocument Presentation

Full user and owner password support for PDF files. Also supports loading Office formats that are password protected.

API for vector images

Vector Image Formats

The LEADTOOLS SDK libraries can load vector files are raster or as vector. Below is a list of some of the vector formats supported:

  • CGM - Computer Graphics
  • 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
  • PCL - Printer Command Language
  • PCL6 - Printer Command
  • 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
  • NAP - North American Presentation Layer Protocol Syntax (NAPLPS)
File Format Development Made Easy

Easy to Integrate

LEADTOOLS handles the heavy lifting, eliminating months of R&D, while giving you the best quality and performance available. You'll be free to focus on other components of your application. Download the LEADTOOLS evaluation to streamline your development.

Cross platform libraries

File Format SDK Platforms and Programming Interfaces

Operating Systems

Projects that use LEADTOOLS File Format libraries can be deployed to Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS, and Web devices.


Developers that are leveraging these frameworks can utilize the File Format SDK: .NET 6+, .NET Framework, .NET MAUI, Xamarin, UWP, WinForms, C++ Class Library, ASP.NET, and Web Services / Web API (JSON, SOAP, REST)

Programming, Scripting, Markup

File Format code snippets and demo applications are provided for the following: C#, VB, XAML, C/C++, Java, Objective-C, Swift, and HTML / JavaScript

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File Formats (Raster, Vector & Document) libraries as well as all LEADTOOLS Recognition, Document, Medical, Vector, and Imaging technologies for all development and target platforms, including Windows, Linux, and macOS.

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Online Demo Application that include File Formats (Raster, Vector & Document)

HTML5/JavaScript Viewer

Demonstrates the features of the LEADTOOLS HTML5/JavaScript image viewer. Features include:

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