Find what image formats are supported by ArcGIS

Last Published: April 25, 2020


ArcGIS supports many different raster formats for both reading and writing.


  • Formats that ArcGIS can read (display) are found in ArcGIS Desktop Help.
    Select Start > Programs > ArcGIS > Desktop Help
    Under the Contents tab go to ArcCatalog > Working with rasters > Supported raster formats.
  • Formats that ArcGIS can write (create) are TIFF, ESRI Grid, ERDAS Imagine, and ArcSDE Raster (ArcEditor and ArcInfo only).

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  • ArcMap 8 x

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