XWD File Format
There are a large number of variations of this format, depending on the type of graphics adapater the user has (monochrome, fixed colors, color images with palettes, True Color and more). Because of the large number of possible variations, not all software which can read this format may be able to read all possible variations of the format.
Additionally, X10 uses a different format from the newer X11 version of X Window.
XWD files are not compressed so can be quite large.
A technical discussion of this format can be found in Chapter 16 of Graphics File Formats† by David C. Kay and John R. Levine. The book discusses the X11 format, and the X10 format is not really discussed.
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