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What is formats.dll?


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Windows Process Description:

The file formats.dll is a common component of image viewing applications in Windows. This module has been first used under the full 32-bit Windows NT operating system. The formats.dll file comes with the plug-in bundle of the accommodating application. The formats.dll file should be manually registered to the system to optimize the library's function into the system's entire imaging facility.

Under its dependent application function, the formats.dll file works to recognize image formats and prepares the corresponding format library in case of conversion. With this file, other applications using the formats.dll module as well in its operation would be able to accommodate image files of a standard format considering that another application authored the image module.

This library is an integral component of lightweight image managing and editing applications. It is known for its compatibility to be used under applications created for quick and efficient imaging applications. The formats.dll module is a known secured file and was found safe from advertisement inducers, spyware and other malicious system elements.

The formats.dll is described as Project Format Plug-in. Aside from the subtle viewing, recognition and format preparation function, the formats.dll module is among one of the libraries that function during an image scanning process. It is the module that implements the default appropriate format for the type of image being scanned, considering the material's dimensions and dynamics.

Located at its default folder, the formats.dll module bears January 14, 2006 as its date of creation. This file supports all the major imaging formats, like Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) and Bitmap.

Author: Irfan Skiljan

Author URL:

Part Of: IrfanView

Memory Usage: Low

Associated Applications: Jasc Software, Adobe Photoshop

Background DLL: No

Uses Network: No

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\ Program Files\ irfanv\

DLL Version: 3.80

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