Imageio formats

This page lists all formats currently supported by imageio. Each format can support extra keyword arguments for reading and writing, which can be specified in the call to get_reader(), get_writer(), imread(), imwrite() etc. Further, formats are free to provide additional methods on their Reader and Writer objects. These parameters and extra methods are specified in the documentation for each format.

Single images

Multiple images

  • TIFF - TIFF format
  • GIF-PIL - Static and animated gif (Pillow)
  • ICO-FI - Windows icon
  • GIF-FI - Static and animated gif (FreeImage)
  • FFMPEG - Many video formats and cameras (via ffmpeg)
  • AVBIN - Many video formats (via AvBin, i.e. libav library)
  • DICOM - Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
  • NPZ - Numpy’s compressed array format
  • SWF - Shockwave flash
  • FITS - Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) format
  • ITK - Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK) format
  • GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library
  • DUMMY - An example format that does nothing.

Single volumes

  • TIFF - TIFF format
  • DICOM - Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
  • NPZ - Numpy’s compressed array format
  • FEI - FEI-SEM TIFF format
  • FITS - Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) format
  • ITK - Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK) format
  • GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library

Multiple volumes

  • TIFF - TIFF format
  • DICOM - Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
  • NPZ - Numpy’s compressed array format
  • FITS - Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) format
  • ITK - Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK) format
  • GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library