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ExtraFile File Formats [Mac]

Created by Kim Asendorf, ExtraFile is conceptional software with practical usage. It’s main intention is to offer an alternative to the static system of image file formats. It is also an attempt to address an alternative image file format, a piece of art, far away from the mainstream and commercial standards.

The freedom not to have to pay attention to the file size or the loading and saving times provides the option to implement artistically byte orders, odd quality behaviours and visual designed formats. ExtraFile is breaking the rules of commercial formats like JPG, PNG or TIFF. It is a pioneer art project in storing image data. The process and the resulting bytes, regardless of content, become the artwork itself.

ExtraFile.app is a native Mac OS X image converter application written in objC with the ability to open, preview and save the most common image file formats. It offers the possibility to use the seven build-in formats, 4Bit Components , Block Ascii , Block Indexed , Channel Compressed Image , Monochrome Collector File , Uniform Spectrum  and the ExtraFile Format , to store image data.

ExtraFile is an open source project, the source code is available on GitHub under the Artistic License 2.0.

http://extrafile.org | http://kimasendorf.com

Notes, comments and related projects:
Extrafile vs GLI.TC/H vs. A Vernacular of File Formats by Rosa Menkmann
when we ran out of formats, there was ExtraFile by Bit Synthesis
EXTRAFILE by Hellocatfood
extrafile by Pixelnoizz

Posted on: 22/08/2011

Posted in: Mac

Post tags:

    • http://twitter.com/JesusBascunan Jesús Bascuñán

      woa

    • josh

      “Created by Kim Asendorf, ExtraFile is conceptional software
      with practical usage. It’s main intention is to offer an alternative to
      the static system of image file formats as is to invent a new image file
      format, a format as a piece of art, far away from the mainstream and
      commercial standards.

      The freedom not to have to pay attention to the file size or the
      loading and saving times provides the option to implement artistically
      byte orders, odd quality behaviours and visual designed
      formats. ExtraFile is breaking the rules of commercial formats like JPG,
      PNG or TIFF. It is a pioneer art project in storing image data. The
      process and the resulting bytes, regardless of content, become the
      artwork itself.”

      this is painfully overwrought and/or typo-ridden.

    • Guest

      !dea

    • http://twitter.com/Giampaolo_M Giampaolo Miraglia

      Thanks!