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metafile

(graphics, file format)
1. An image file format for transport between different machines, often as a device independent bitmap.

2. A functional specification for encoding computer graphics for later display on some suitable device.

metafile

A file that contains other files. It generally refers to graphics files that can hold vector drawings and bitmaps. For example, Windows Metafiles (WMFs) and Enhanced Metafiles (EMFs) can store pictures in vector graphics and bitmap formats as well as text. A Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) also stores both types of graphics. See Windows Metafile and CGM.

Container Formats
A metafile that can hold a variety of audio and video formats or any mix of audio, video and text is often called a "container." For example, AVI, MPEG and Ogg are A/V container formats. See container, AVI, MP4 and Ogg Vorbis.
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Hijaak Pro supports more than 70 graphics file formats including metafiles (CGM), AutoCad (DXF), Lotus (PIC), WordPerfect (WPG), CompuServe (GIF), Hewlett Packard (HPGL), JPEG (JFIF), Targa (TGA), TIFF, and Windows clipboard (CLP), Bitmap (BMP), Icons (ICO), RLE files as examples.
With FinePrint, individual pages or documents can be copied to the clipboard as text, bitmaps or scalable metafiles for easy pasting into other applications.
Data which have been saved with Lotus 1-2-3, Excel, or in an ASCII format can be brought in, as well as data from a dBASE file or CGM Metafiles.
Support to apply font setting for metafiles (EMF) has also been incorporated in this release.
the leader in Real-Time Threat Protection, today announced protection against a Zero-day exploit targeting the Windows Metafiles (WMF) format, released to the public on Tuesday, December 27, 2005.
Most common graphics formats, including Windows MetaFiles (WMF), can be easily imported, as well as other Windows objects, such as data from Word, Excel, Access and other sources.
Computer Graphics Metafiles (CGM) Interfaces - Three interfaces that complement Innoveda's TransCable, TransLayout and TranSACT tools.
Computer Graphics Metafiles (CGM) Interfaces - Three new interfaces complement Innoveda's TransCable, TransLayout, and TranSACT tools.
The eIPC also takes advantage of the international standard for computer graphics metafiles (CGM) technology, offered by companies like Micrografx, which gives users the ability to find information via graphics and the call-outs within graphics.
InterCAP's ActiveCGM Viewer is based on the international standard for computer graphics metafiles (ISO/IEC 8632:1992).