This page is part of the Draft OpenRaster specification.

State: Proposal


  • One OpenRaster file would be able to contain more than one image. This would be useful for things like sketchbooks, comic stories, or anything else where you might want to have raster images in sequence but where using separate image files would be impractical.
  • File contain timing for every raster image, and a jump/loop count settings.
  • Any program which does not support animation OpenRaster files would simply show the first raster and hide the others (or, perhaps, show a raster defined as “default” by the image author).
  • Any program could implement, crudely, something like this using layer groups. However, that would be unlikely to be recognized across implementations. (Contributions: 19 October 2010 Efa (& others?))