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File types and size

How to use different file types
With ProofHQ you can share various types of files with your reviewers, even if they have no advanced software (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator) installed on their machines.

Please see the lists below for more details. 


Static files
  • ABC - LEAD Advanced Bitonal Compression
  • ABIC - Adaptive Bi-level Image Compression
  • AFP - Advanced Function Presentation
  • AI - Adobe Illustrator Artwork
  • ANI - Windows Animated Cursor
  • ANZ - Mayo Clinic Analyze Format
  • ARW - Sony Raw Format
  • AWD - Microsoft Fax
  • BMP - Windows and OS/2 Bitmap Formats
  • CAL - CALS Raster
  • CGM - Computer Graphics Metafile
  • CIN - Kodak Cineon
  • CLP - Windows Clipboard
  • CMP - LEAD Compressed
  • CMW - LEAD Wavelet Compressed
  • CMX - Corel Presentation Exchange
  • CR2 - Canon Raw
  • CRW - Canon Raw
  • CUR - Windows Cursor
  • CUT - Dr. Halo
  • DGN - Intergraph Design
  • DOC - Microsoft Word Document
  • DOCX - Microsoft Word Document
  • DCR - Kodak Digital Camera
  • DCS - Kodak Digital Camera System
  • DCM - DICOM
  • DCX - Paint Brush
  • DNG - Adobe Digital Negative
  • DOC - Microsoft Word Document
  • DOCX - Microsoft Word Document 2007
  • DRW - DRaWing
  • DWF - AutoDesk Vector
  • DXF - Drawing Interchange
  • ECW - Enhanced Compressed Wavelet
  • EMF - Windows Metafile
  • EXIF - Exif Formats
  • FAX - LaserView Laser Data
  • FIT - Flexible Image Transport System (FITS)
  • FLC - Flic Animation
  • FPX - Kodak FlashPix
  • GBR - Gerber GIF - CompuServe
  • GIF - Graphics Interchange Format (animated GIF in the new ProofHQ Viewer only)
  • GIF HDP - Windows HD Photo
  • ICO - Windows Icon
  • IFF - Interchange File Format
  • IOCA - Image Object Content Architecture
  • IMG - GEM Image
  • ITG - Intergraph
  • JBG - JBIG
  • JB2 - JBIG2
  • JPG - Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
  • JPEG-XR - Windows Media Photo / HD Photo (HDP)
  • JPEG-LS - JPEG Lossless
  • J2K - JPEG 2000
  • JP2 - JPEG 2000 Compressed
  • JPM - JPEG 2000 Part 6
  • JPX - JPEG 2000 Part 2
  • KDC - Kodak Digital Camera
  • MAC - MacPaint
  • MIF - MapInfo Interchange
  • MNG - Multiple Network Graphic
  • MO:DCA - Mixed Object: Document Content Architecture
  • MSP - Microsoft Paint
  • MRC - LEAD Mixed Raster Content
  • MRC - T.44 Mixed Raster Content
  • NAP - North American Presentation Layer Protocol Syntax (NAPLPS)
  • NEF - Nikon Electronic Format
  • NITF - National Imagery Transmission Format
  • NRW - Nikon Raw Format
  • ORF - Olympus Raw Format
  • PBM - Portable Bitmap Utilities
  • PCD - Kodak Photo CD
  • PCL - Printer Command Language
  • PCL6 - Printer Command Language
  • PCT - Macintosh Pict
  • PCX - Paint Brush
  • PDF - Adobe Portable Document
  • PGM - Portable Bitmap Utilities
  • PLT - HPGL Plotter
  • PNG - Portable Network Graphics
  • PNM - Portable Bitmap Utilities
  • PPM - Portable Bitmap Utilities
  • PPT - PowerPoint Presentation
  • PPTX - PowerPoint Presentation 2007 PS - PostScript File
  • PSD - Photoshop
  • PSP - Paint Shop Pro
  • PTK - PTOCA
  • RAS - SUN Raster
  • RAF - Fujifilm Raw Format
  • RAW - Raw Data
  • RTF - Rich Text
  • RW2 - Panasonic Raw Format
  • SCT - Scitex Continuous Tone
  • SFF - Structured Fax Format
  • SGI - Silicon Graphics Image
  • SHP - ESRI Shape
  • SMP - Xionics
  • SNP - Microsoft Access Report Snapshot
  • SR2 - Sony Raw Format
  • SRF - Sony Raw Format
  • SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics
  • TDB - Microsoft Windows Thumbnail Cache
  • TFX - Internet Fax
  • TGA - Truevision TARGA
  • TIFF - Tagged Image File
  • TIFX - Xerox Internet Fax File
  • VFF - Sun TAAC Bitmap
  • WBMP - Wireless Bitmap
  • WFX - WinFax
  • WMF - Windows Metafile
  • WMZ - Compressed Windows Metafile
  • WPG - Vector WordPerfect Graphic
  • XBM - XBitMap
  • XLS - Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
  • XLSX - Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet 2007
  • XPM - XPicMap
  • XPS - XML Paper Specification
  • XWD - X WindowDump


SWF

  • Interactive
  • Animation

NOTE It is not possible to review SWF files on iOS devices due to software limitations of iOS. If you would like to review a proof created from a SWF file on an iOS device, please convert the SWF file to a format supported by iOS before uploading to ProofHQ.

Please also see Creating proofs from SWF files.


Video

  • MPEG-1,
  • MPEG-2,
  • H.263,
  • H.264
  • All MPEG-4 implementations (Xvid, 3vix, etc.)
  • AVI
  • Flash (VP6, Sorenson Spark/H.263+, H.264)
  • MOV,
  • MP4,
  • MPG,
  • VOB (unencrypted VOBs only)
  • Flash
  • Windows Media/VC-1
  • 3GP/3G2
  • Ogg Theora
  • MJPEG
  • DV
  • raw YUV/RGB
  • MKV
  • Input audio codecs (part of video)
    • MP3
    • AAC/AAC-HE
    • Windows Media
    • PCM/WAV/AIFF
    • AMR
    • Ogg Vorbis

NOTE FLA project files should be compiled to SWF before uploading to ProofHQ.


Audio

  • MP3
  • WAV
  • AIF


Web captures

Static web page captures - please see Creating proofs, also Proofing web captures


Why aren't Zip files supported?

We do not extract files from ZIP files for security reasons, so please unzip files before uploading them to ProofHQ. If you do not unzip the files before hand, the upload will be unsuccessful.

ZIP files can be submitted only if they contain a complete Rich Media interactive project and your account has Rich Media feature enabled (Premium plans).


Why aren't InDesign and Quark files supported?

InDesign and Quark files are not self-contained file types. They reference numerous other files such as images and fonts. Also, output from these file types can vary depending on the output settings. As such, ProofHQ does not support these file types. We therefore recommend that customers Save As PDF and upload the PDF.


File size limits

There is no file size limit for proofs, as long as it's within your company account total storage allocation however we do recommend uploads up to 1.3 GB per file.

Please note that larger files take more time to upload and if your connection is not stable the action may be terminated/broken. For larger files please try our Desktop Uploader as it may give more stable connection than a browser upload.

For the static proofs you can combine up to 2000 pages.

The size limit for files attached to comments on proofs is 100 MB.