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Snowbound supports converting to SVG documents for high quality rendering.

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SVG SDK

After researching commonly used third-party SVG conversion tools, Snowbound developed its own SVG technology to meet both Snowbound’s standards of excellence and customer needs. The new version of RasterMaster® Conversion SDKcan transform all popular document formats – including PDF, AFP, MS Office, and PCL – into browser-compliant SVG format output.

With RasterMaster®:

  • SVG can be used with text-based or line drawings (CAD, Flow charts, and graphs) for browser display at any resolution with perfect rendering.
  • Zoom levels are unlimited with no degradation of text, curves, or lines.
  • Viewers can be created that offer perfect resolution of documents.
  • Documents can be outputted to both SVG and bitmap (JPEG, PNG, GIF).

SVG Viewer

Because the SVG format is supported by all popular browsers, Snowbound’s browser-based document viewer, VirtualViewer®, can easily display high quality SVG documents.

With VirtualViewer®:

  • Documents are displayed at any resolution with perfect rendition
    Zoom levels are unlimited with no degradation of text, curves, or lines.
  • The download size of documents is greatly reduced in comparison to bitmaps, allowing much greater transmission speed.
  • There are far less server memory requirements than when generating bitmaps, significantly increasing capacity per server.
  • SVG can be used with text-based or line drawings (CAD, Flow charts, and graphs) and bitmap images can be viewed.
  • There is no need to install any application; it all can be done with the browser.

What is SVG?

SVG (scalable vector graphics) is a recently supported browser image format that dramatically enhances document display quality on the web. In contrast to the previously available bitmap formats supported by browsers (GIF, JPEG or PNG) that store and draw images as dot patterns, the SVG XML format draws documents in lines and arcs (vectors). This allows the display of highly accurate and crisp text, lines, graphs and charts without any pixilation when zooming. PDF, Word and other text-based documents and CAD drawings all benefit.

Benefits of SVG

  • Great display quality and superbly crisp images
  • Much faster zooming, panning and rotation because no server access is required
  • Smaller document sizes resulting in faster download response
  • Greater server capacity because document sizes are reduced
  • Supported by all popular browsers

Explore Our Other Supported Formats

You name the format. We got it.

The matrix below represents the formats we support and in what platform or stage of development the format is supported. Please refer to the key provided for definitions. Other formats in addition to the ones listed below may be supported. For more information on a specific format, click the name within the grid and you will be directed to an individual page.For up-to-date information regarding Snowbound's format support, please contact us.

Key:

  • B = Base
  • O = Optional format/ Additional charges may apply.
  • D = In development.
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Format Notes Ext Extract Text Read Write
Video As supported by the browser, including: mp4, m4v, mkv, webm, and ogv and ogg
Audio As supported by the browser, including:mp3, m4a, wav, flac, and ogg
ABIC Includes image formats with ABIC compression,
including CIF, CIMS, COFF and TIFF.
O
AFP Part of the AFP/MO:DCA Bundle, along with IOCA and PTOCA .afp yes O O
Annotations - XML B B
Annotations
(Filenet/Daeja)
Filenet/Daeja annotations can be opened 
and then saved as a Snowbound XML-based
annotation
B B
Annotations - Brava B
ASCII .txt yes B
BMP_Compressed .bmp B B
BMP_Uncompressed .bmp B B
CALS .cals B B
CCITT_G3 .tif B
CCITT_G3_FO .tif B
CFF .cif O
CIFF .cif O
CIMS O
DCX .dcx B
DIB .dib B B
DICOM Lossless DICOM is not supported .dcm B
DOC Sold as part of the MS Office Package
Cannot be purchased individually
.doc yes O
DOCX Sold as part of the MS Office Package
Cannot be purchased individually
.docx yes O
DWG .dwg D
DXF .dxf D
EMAIL (MSG) Sold as part of the MS Office Package
Cannot be purchased individually
.msg O
EPS (bitmap only) .eps B B
EPS_BITMAP .eps B B
EPS_BITMAP_G4 .eps B
EPS_BITMAP_LZW .eps B
FILENET B
GIF .gif B B
GIF_INTERLACED .gif B
HGPL Support for HPGL & HGPL2; Sold as part of the PCL module .hgpl O
HTML .htm yes O
IMNET B
IOCA Part of the AFP/MO:DCA Bundle, along with PTOCA .ica yes O O
JBIG .jbg B
JBIG2 .jbg B
JEDMICS .jed B
JPEG .jpg B B
JPEG2000 Supports 24-bit color and greyscale images .jpg2 O
LINE_DATA B
MIME .eml B
MO:DCA Part of the AFP/MO:DCA Bundle, along with IOCA and PTOCA .mca yes O O
NCR .ncr B
ODF The OpenDocument Format (ODF) Bundle includes ODP, ODS, and ODT .odf D
ODP Part of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) Bundle, along with ODS and ODT;
Requires MS Office Bundle
.odp yes D
ODS Part of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) Bundle, along with ODP and ODT;
Requires MS Office Bundle
.ods yes D
ODT Part of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) Bundle, along with ODP and ODS;
Requires MS Office Bundle
.odt yes D
OOXML Office Open XML (OOXML) currently supports documents with
.docx, .xlsx, .pptx extensions
yes O
PCL_1 Support for both black & white and color output .pcl yes O B
PCL_5 Support for both black & white and color output .pcl yes O B
PCX .pcx B
PDF Our library supports Type 1 and Type 2 fonts, 
Double-byte, and Composite fonts.
.pdf yes O B
PNG Ability to specify output resolution to
24-bit, 8-bit, or 1-bit
.png B B
PPT Sold as part of the MS Office Package
Cannot be purchased individually
.ppt yes O
PPTX Sold as part of the MS Office Package
Cannot be purchased individually
.pptx yes O
PTOCA Part of the AFP/MO:DCA Bundle, along with IOCA .pto yes O O
RTF Sold as part of the MS Office Package
Cannot be purchased individually
.rtf O
SEARCHABLE_PDF .pdf yes O B
SVG .svg  B
TARGA .tga B
TIFF_2D .tif B
TIFF_ABIC .tif O
TIFF_G3_FAX   .tif  B B
TIFF_G4_FAX .tif  B  B
TIFF_G4_FAX_FO .tif  B  B
TIFF_G4_FAX_STRIP .tif  B
TIFF_HUFFMAN .tif  B
TIFF_JBIG .tif  B  B
TIFF_JPEG .tif  B  B
TIFF_JPEG7 .tif  B  B
TIFF LZW .tif  B  B
TIFF_PACK .tif  B  B
TIFF_UNCOMPRESSED .tif  B  B
UTF_8 .txt  B
UTF_16 .txt  B
WMF .wmf   B
XFA Sold as a separate option for PDF
Cannot be purchased individually
O
XLS Sold as part of the MS Office Package
Cannot be purchased individually
.xls yes O
XLSX Sold as part of the MS Office Package
Cannot be purchased individually
.xlsx yes O

*Additional Format Information:

AFP: Customize AFP Fonts For Optimal Display

All of our solutions support Font Maps for AFP allowing users to modify properties of their fonts including font type, point size, color, and style. Font maps enable companies to standardize how AFP documents display by overriding the internal font objects with custom fonts and styles. Fonts maps, created as simple ASCII files, ensure that documents display correctly and allow administrators to control the look of documents.

Important: Test Your Documents and Images

Avoid surprises and delays. Snowbound recommends that, as part of your evaluation process, you test your own sample documents against our products. Though we've been in the document business for 23 years, modifications to document formats occur from time to time. Additionally some documents are created that don't precisely conform to standards. We often can modify our products to handle them, but testing in advance will avoid surprises. Please also note that successfully testing one page of a document, or even a whole document, doesn't mean that other documents aren't created differently. For best outcomes, test as many documents as you can.

Snowbound, unlike most of our competitors, develops its own document rendering technology. If in the rare case you come across a problem or non-conforming document or image, we can often quickly fix it. Simply send us as many of the problem documents as you can.