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file format

The structure of a computer file. There are hundreds of different formats for data (databases, text, images, video, etc.). Software files are in the format of the hardware they run in (x86, POWER, ARM, etc.) and the operating system it runs under (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.). Each format defines how the sequence of bits and bytes are laid out, with the text file being the simplest (see ASCII file). See native format, foreign format, graphics formats, record layout, codec examples and extension.
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Digital images, images that were originally taken in a computer file format, are in the range of 50 to 100 microns of resolution, with film originals about 50 microns.
The Model 702 Digitizer from Skalar Systems is designed to get template and pattern information into a computer file format that can be converted into a CNC program or a CAD drawing.
Computer file format desired for export - database, spreadsheet, text, or others
For a long time, CD-ROM players could not play audio CDs, whose songs, while in digital format, are not in computer file format.
Drillholes can be entered from a computer file format or manually digitized into the drawing of AutoCAD and then extracted by QuickSurf.
Achievement Surveying, with an accuracy corresponding to 1/200th scale studies or gluing on the town of Besancon and restitution in the form of a computer file formats primarily Star, Esri and / or Autocad for the period between 01.
The "Almost Every File Format in the World" web page recorded almost six hundred computer file formats as of January 2003, of which at least half could be found on the Internet.
Text, graphical, audio/video markups can be made to multiple drawings that can then be saved in most computer file formats.