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Supported file types in Elvis 4

 

Supported file types in Elvis 4

Any file type can be stored in Elvis. However, for commonly used types Elvis creates thumbnails and previews. Additionally the server extracts and embeds metadata within the files. The following table shows the common file types supported.

Image Files

Standard file types

Type Thumbnail

Preview

(as various-size jpeg)

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata 1
ai 2 x x x x
bmp x x x  
eps 2 x x x x

gif

x x x x

jpeg

x x x x

png

x x x x
psb 3 x x x x

psd

x x x x
svg 4 x x x  

tiff

x x x x

tga

x x x x

1 Not all file types support embedding of all types of metadata fields, for example PNG files have very limited support for metadata embedding and some older EPS files have no support for metadata embedding because they were saved in a Postscript only structure.

2 Only supported on Linux and Mac OS X (processing) server.

3 (Requires Elvis Server 4.6.12 or higher) By default Elvis will try to extract the embedded thumbnail from the xmp-metadata of the PSB file.

#
# Set to true to enable preview generation of PSB
# PSB processing requires a lot of disk space
# have at least 300 gigabyte disk space available on all processing server
#
# When set to false the embedded thumbnail will be extracted instead
#
psbProcessingEnabled=false

Note: Processing (mulitple) PSB files requires a lot of disk space: depending on the file size it may take between 5 to 30 minutes. We advise to have at least 300 GB of disk space available on all Processing Servers.

4 Requires Elvis 4.6.11 or higher.

RAW camera files

Type Thumbnail

Preview

(as various-size jpeg)

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata
3fr x x x x
arw x x x x
crw x x x x
cr2 x x x x
dcr x x x x
dng x x x x
erf x x x x
iig x x x x
kdc x x x x
mrw x x x x
nef x x x x
nrw x x x x
orf x x x x
pef x x x x
raf x x x x
raw x x x x
rw2 x x x x
sr2 x x x x
srw x x x x
x3f x x x x

Video files

Type Thumbnail

Preview

(as low-res flv or mp4)

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata
3gp x x x  
3g2 x x x  
asf x x x  
avi x x x  
dv x x x  
f4v x x x  
flv x x x  
gxf x x x  
m4v x x x  
mj2 x x x  
mkv x x x  
mov x x x  
mp4 x x x  
mpeg x x x  
mxf x x x  
prores x x x  
qt x x x  
rm x x x  
vc1 x x x  
vob x x x  
wmv x x x  

Audio files

Type Thumbnail

Preview

(as low-quality flv)

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata
aac   x x  
aiff   x x  
amr   x x  
m4a   x x  
mp3   x x  
ogg   x x  
wav   x x  
wma   x x  

Document files

For common document formats Elvis extracts text content allowing you to search for any text contained in the file.

Standard file types

Type Thumbnail

Preview

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata Extract text content
PDF x As various-size jpeg x x x
ps x As various-size jpeg x x x
rtf x As HTML x   x
txt x As HTML     x

InDesign 1 / InCopy file types

Type Thumbnail

Preview (as HTML)

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata Extract text content
indd x x x x 2
icml   x x x x
incx   x x x x
wcml   x x x x
wwcx x x x x x
idms 3 x x x x x

1 Only supported on Linux and Mac OS X (processing) server.

2 Text extraction is not supported for InDesign. Instead, a PDF of the page is automatically linked to the InDesign document. The text of the PDF is fully searchable.

3 Requires Elvis 4.6.11 or higher.

Tip: InDesign previews can be improved in the InDesign application where the document was created or edited. In the InDesign preferences you can change the file handling to create higher quality previews (up to 1024 pixels) from 1, 2, 5 or all pages (depending on CS version). Elvis reads out these previews on import.

Word file types

Type Thumbnail

Preview (as HTML)

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata Extract text content
doc x x x   x
docx x x x   x
dot x x x   x
dotx x x x   x

Powerpoint file types

Type Thumbnail

Preview (as HTML)

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata Extract text content
ppt x x x   x
pps x x x   x
pptx x x x   x

Excel file types

Type Thumbnail

Preview (as HTML)

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata Extract text content
xls x x x   x
xlsx x x x   x

iWork file types 1

Type Thumbnail

Preview (as HTML)

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata Extract text content
key x x x   x
numbers x x x   x
pages x x x   x

1 Only supported on Linux and Mac OS X (processing) server.

Web files

Type Thumbnail

Preview (as HTML)

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata Extract text content
css          
html   x x   x
js          

Flash files

Type Thumbnail

Preview

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata Extract text content
as          
fla     x   x
swf   As original swf x    

XML files

Type Thumbnail

Preview (as HTML)

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata Extract text content
xml x x x   x

Archive files

Type Thumbnail

Preview (as HTML)

Extract Metadata Embed Metadata Extract text content
7z          
arj          
bz2          
cab          
gz          
gzip          
iso          
jar          
lha          
rara          
sit          
tar          
zip          

 

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