Supported formats v5.5.7.26

ImageGlass supports the most common image formats.

While Default formats group are including lightweight image formats and able to be loaded automatically, Optional formats group are not. This is to avoid heavy workloads and performance interruption of the app. Besides, user can easily customize this extension list.

Default formats

File extension Read Write Comment
bmp x x
cur x
cut x
dib x
emf x x
exif x x
gif x x Support writing the first image frame.
heic x Non-animated format.
ico x x The biggest image will be displayed.
jfif x
jpe x
jpeg x
jpg x x
pbm x
pcx x
pgm x
png x x
ppm x
svg x - No scales.
- Not support SVG files which use style sheets (ImageMagick limitation).
tif x
tiff x x Support reading/writing single page only.
webp x Support reading non-animated format only.
wmf x x
wpg x
xbm x
xpm x
(base-64 string) x x Read through the Clipboard Ctrl + V

Optional formats

File extension Read Write Comment
exr x
hdr x
psd x
tga x
RAW formats x required WIC installed


ImageGlass is a lightweight, versatile image viewing application that is designed to take the place of Photo Viewer in Windows 8, 7 and Vista, especially those installations that may have trouble displaying PNG and GIF files in Photo Viewer.