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Part: VII Advanced Techniques: Scripting > Exploring Common File Types

Exploring Common File Types

As you work with LiveMotion, you'll be exposed to many file types. Some are specific to the Web, such as the aforementioned GIF format. I'll cover Web-specific file formats in the next section, “Suitable Web File Formats.” In this section, Table C.1 lists the common graphics file types you're likely to see as you work with LiveMotion.

Table C.1. Common File Types
File Acronym Filename Description
AI Adobe Illustrator file Native vector format for Adobe Illustrator
BMP Windows bitmap Raster format for Windows
IST ImageStyler file Native format for Adobe ImageStyler
EPS Encapsulated Postscript Uncompressed vector and raster format
LIV LiveMotion file Native format for Adobe LiveMotion
PICT Macintosh Picture file Vector and raster file
PCX PC Paintbrush file Raster format for Windows
PDF Portable Document Format Vector format, read by Adobe Acrobat
PSD Photoshop Document Raster format that allows the retention of layers
TIFF Tagged Image File Format Widely used raster format



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