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Supported Media and Sidecar File Formats

Format Description Type Extensions
AVIF AV1 Image File Format Image .avif, .avifs
BMP Bitmap Image .bmp
GIF Graphics Interchange Format Image .gif
HEIC High Efficiency Image Container Image .avci, .avcs, .heic, .heics, .heif, .heifs, .hif
JPG Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) Image .jfi, .jfif, .jif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .thm
MPO Stereoscopic JPEG (3D) Image .mpo
PNG Portable Network Graphics Image .pn, .png
TIFF Tag Image File Format Image .tif, .tiff
WEBP Google WebP Image .webp
DNG Adobe Digital Negative Raw .dng
RAW Unprocessed Sensor Data Raw .3fr, .ari, .arw, .bay, .cap, .cr2, .cr3, .crw, .data, .dcr, .dcs, .drf, .eip, .erf, .fff, .gpr, .iiq, .k25, .kdc, .mdc, .mef, .mos, .mrw, .nef, .nrw, .obm, .orf, .pef, .ptx, .pxn, .r3d, .raf, .raw, .rw2, .rwl, .rwz, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .x3f
AAE Apple Image Edits XML Sidecar .aae
JSON Serialized JSON Data (Exiftool, Google Photos) Sidecar .json
MD Markdown Formatted Text Sidecar .markdown, .md
TXT Plain Text Sidecar .txt
XML Extensible Markup Language Sidecar .xml
XMP Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform Sidecar .xmp
YML Serialized YAML Data (Config, Metadata) Sidecar .yaml, .yml
3G2 Mobile Multimedia Container (CDMA2000) Video .3g2
3GP Mobile Multimedia Container (3G) Video .3gp
ASF Advanced Systems Format Video .asf
AV1 AOMedia Video 1 Video .av1
AVC Advanced Video Coding (H.264, MPEG-4 Part 10) Video .avc
AVI Microsoft Audio Video Interleave Video .avi
FLV Adobe Flash Video .f4v, .flv
HEVC High Efficiency Video Coding (H.265) Video .hevc
MJPG Motion JPEG Video .mjpeg, .mjpg
MKV Matroska Multimedia Container Video .mkv
MOV Apple QuickTime Video .mov, .qt
MP2 MPEG 2 (H.262) Video .mp2, .mpv
MP4 Multimedia Container (MPEG-4 Part 14) Video .m4v, .mp, .mp4
MPG Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) Video .mpeg, .mpg
MTS Advanced Video Coding High Definition (AVCHD) Video .mts
OGV Ogg Media (OGG) Video .ogg, .ogv, .ogx
VVC Versatile Video Coding (H.266) Video .vvc
WEBM Google WebM Video .webm
WMV Windows Media Video .wmv

CLI Command

Run photoprism show file-formats in a terminal to list supported media and sidecar file formats.

Command Flags:

  • --md, -m format as machine-readable Markdown
  • --csv, -c export as semicolon separated values
  • --tsv, -t export as tab separated values
  • --short, -s hide format descriptions