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    Sun Rasterfile

    Short Name Sun Rasterfile
    Long Name Sun Rasterfile
    Typical File Extensions .ras .rast .scr .sr .sun
    Contains Bitmap
    Sun Rasterfiles are a bitmap storage format developed by Sun Microsystems. The format is well supported on Sun workstations, but is less widely supported elsewhere.

    The files can store bitmaps at a variety of color depths: monochrome, 8 bit gray scale, 256 color with a palette, 24 bit True Color, or 32 bit True Color.

    Additionally the data in the file can be stored in either of two bytes orders, and the bitmap may either by not compressed or compressed using a Run-length Compression scheme.

    Please Note: As there is a wide variety of possible options in this format, some applications may not support (or read) all possible variations of this format.

    A technical discussion of this format can be found in Chapter 13 of Graphics File Formats by David C. Kay and John R. Levine.


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