Eine Frage des Formats

Without a playback device, cassettes are plastic waste. Digital file formats also evolve over time: in the worst case, research data can no longer be accessed or edited.

On the safe side with the right archiving format

Below is a list of file formats that are suitable for long-term archiving based on the current state of knowledge:

  • Raster graphics
    • Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) – uncompressed > *.tif
    • Portable Network Graphics (PNG) > *.png
    • JPEG2000 > *.jpg, *.jpeg
  • Vector graphics
    • Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) > *.svg, *.svgz
  • Computer-aided Design (CAD)
    • AutoCAD Drawing > *.dwg
    • Drawing Interchange Format, AutoCAD > *.dxf
    • Extensible 3D, X3D > *.x3d, *.x3dv, *.x3db
  • Sound, audio
    • Waveform Audio File Format (WAV) – uncompressed >*.wav
  • Video
    • FFV1 Codec in Matroska Container > *.mkv
    • Motion JPEG 2000 (ISO / IEC 15444-4) > *.mj2
    • AVI – uncompressed > *.avi

The selection of software to be used already has an influence on the file format and its sustainability.

Further information


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