Essential FTIR can read data from most spectroscopy file formats.

New file formats can be supported free of charge. Contact essentialFTIR.@tds.net for information

Any of the supported file formats can be converted into any of the supported formats for writing data.

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Supported File Types

  • A2 / Agilent (.a2r)
  • ASCII (x,y) pairs (.csv, .tbl, .xy, .asc, .prn, .txt, .dpt, .dat, etc.)
  • ASD / Panalytical FieldSpec, LabSpec, TerraSpec NIR (.asd, .sco, .000)
  • Analect/Beijing Rayleigh/Hamilton-Sundstrand/Applied Instrument Technologies (.asf)
  • Andor Raman (.sif)
  • Avantes (.raw8, .rwd8, .abs8, .trm8, .refl8, .irr8, .rir8)
  • BWTech Raman (.txt)
  • Biorad / Digilab / Varian / Agilent (.bsp)
  • Bruker OPUS (.0, .1, etc)
  • Buck Scientific(.scn)
  • CSV Comma Separated Values (.csv)
  • Cary UV-VIS-NIR (*.bsw)
  • Digital Micrograph (.dm3)
  • FOSS Near-IR (.nir)
  • Gasmet (.spe)
  • Grams (Galactic, Spectra-Calc) (.spc)
  • HP-IRD GC-IR files (.cgm)
  • Interspectrum (.spe)
  • JCAMP-DX (.dx, .jdx)
  • Jasco (.jws, .j1d)
  • Kassay files (.dat, .bgd)
  • Lab Cognition Panorama/Spectacle (.irs)
  • Lambda Scientific .gfi)
  • Lumex (.spa, .ifa, .rfa)
  • Lumex Infralum (.spa, .ifa, .rfa)
  • MKS (.lab)
  • Mattson WinFIRST
  • Nicolet/Thermo Omnic (.spa)
  • Ocean Optics OOIBASE32 files (.scope, .scope.txt)
  • Ocean Optics Raman files (.ram)
  • Ocean Optics ProcSpec files (.procspec)
  • Panalytical / ASD (.asd, .sco, .000)
  • Perkin Elmer (.sp, .asc, .txt, .pe, .lsc)
  • IBM/Nicolet PCIR (.ird, .irs, .bkg, .ifg)
  • Philips EAGLE-IR PU9600 / PU9800(.ird, .irs, .bkg, .ifg)
  • PE NIR PioNIR (.pdf)
  • Princeton files (.spe )
  • Roper Winspec WinView (.spe )
  • Shimadzu IRSolutions (.smf, .ispd, .itcd)
  • Shimadzu RF Spectrofluorophotometer (.spc)
  • Shimadzu UV 1800 and UV 2500 (.spc)
  • Smiths Detection HazMatID Ranger (.RangerResult)
  • SpectralID libraries (.isl, .itl, .idx, .ipl)
  • Unicam UV-VIS (.scn)

Supported Spectral Library Formats

  • Galactic/Grams/SpectralID user libraries (.isl, .itl, .idx)
  • Mattson WinFIRST user libraries
  • Perkin Elmer user libraries (.dlg, .slb)
  • Sadtler user libraries
  • Thermo Omnic user libraries (.lbt, .lbd, .lbp)

All ASCII/text spectral datafiles including these:

  • Aster Spectral Library (.spectrum.txt)
  • Avantes AvaSoft Software (.tat, .tit, .trt, .ttt)
  • Beckman Coulter DU 600/7000 (.scn, .asc)
  • Bio-Rad FTS 3000 MX FTIR-Spektrometer (.csv)
  • GL Gem Raman (.fak, .rruff)
  • Hewlett Packard 8453 (.csv)
  • Horiba Datamax (.prn)
  • IKS XDAP (.spk)
  • InfraLUM FT-08
  • Milton Roy Spectronic 3000 (.asc)
  • Photolab / SpectroFlex UV-VIS
  • Princeton Instruments WinSpec 1.6-Software ASCII files (.prn)
  • RRUFF Raman mineral database (.rruff)
  • Scinco Neosys 2000 UV-Vis Spektrometer (.csv)
  • StellarNet SpectraSize (.abs, .trm, .ssm, .irr, .lib)
  • Thermo Electron Helios Alpha spectrometer (.csv)
  • USGS spectral library files (.asc)
  • Unicam U450 spectrometer (.csv)
  • Varian Cary 50 (.csv)
  • WTW PhotoLab (.csv)

Supported File Formats for Saving Data

  • ASCII (x,y) pairs (.csv)
  • AIT (Analect) .asf
  • Excel (.xls) (Export only)
  • Grams (Galactic, Spectra-Calc) (.spc)
  • Matlab (.mat) (Export only)
  • JCAMP-DX (.dx, .jdx)
  • Perkin Elmer (.sp)