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.PEF File Extension

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File Type 1Pentax Electronic File

DeveloperPentax
Popularity
2.3 (6 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryCamera Raw Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Uncompressed RAW photograph taken with a Pentax digital camera; stores image information exactly how it was captured by the camera's sensor, with no compression or color adjustment.

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NOTE: Different Pentax camera models may store images using slightly different variations of the format. Therefore certain software programs may read some, but not all PEF files.

Program(s) that open .PEF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Pentax Photo Browser or Photo Laboratory
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
ACD Systems Canvas 15
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Google Picasa
MAGIX Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9
UFRaw
Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery
with Microsoft Camera Codec Pack
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Pentax Photo Browser or Photo Laboratory
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
GIMP with UFRaw plugin
Google Picasa
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Linux LogoLinux
GIMP with UFRaw plugin
Updated 2/20/2014

File Type 2PEF Braille Book File

DeveloperDAISY Consortium
Popularity
2.0 (1 Vote) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryeBook Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

File created in the Portable Embosser Format (PEF), an XML format used to store braille books in digital form; includes unambiguous embossing specifications; enables braille books to be stored and shared in an unambiguous exchange format.

More Information

PEF was developed to handle some cases of ambiguity from other braille formats, such as ASCII braille.

PEF files can be opened and created using Braille Utils, a Java library for PEF manipulation. PEF files can also be generated from .ODT documents using odt2braille, a plugin for OpenOffice.org 3.0 or later.

Program(s) that open .PEF files
Updated 6/16/2011