Encyclopedia of Graphics File Formats
by James D. Murray, William vanRyper
Publisher: O'Reilly 1996
Number of pages: 1152
This is the definitive work on file formats -- the book that will become a classic for graphics programmers and everyone else who deals with the low-level technical details of graphics files. It includes technical information on nearly 100 file formats, as well as chapters on graphics and file format basics, bitmap and vector files, metafiles, scene description, animation and multimedia formats, and file compression methods.
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