Supported file formats

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OpenChrom supports different system vendor and open file formats. The architecture is designed in a flexible and extensible way, hence a chromatogram can be stored in a directory, a file, a set of files, a binary encoded or plain text file.

Import Chromatogram

Vendor file formats

Mass selektive detector (MSD)

  • Agilent *.D (DATA.MS and MSD1.MS)
  • Agilent MassHunter (*.D)
  • Agilent ICP-MS (*.icp)
  • Bruker Flex MALDI-TOF MS (.fid)
  • Chromtech (*.dat)
  • Finnigan (*.RAW)
  • Finnigan ICIS (*.dat)
  • Finnigan ITDS (*.DAT)
  • Finnigan ITS40 (*.MS)
  • Finnigan MAT95 (*.dat)
  • MassLynx (*.RAW)
  • PerkinElmer (*.raw)
  • Shimadzu (*.qgd)
  • Varian SMS (*.SMS)
  • Varian XMS (*.XMS)
  • VG MassLab (*.DAT_001;1)
  • Waters (*.RAW)

Flame ionisation detector (FID)

  • Agilent FID (*.D/*.ch)
  • Arw (*.arw)
  • PerkinElmer (*.raw)
  • Shimadzu (*.gcd)
  • Varian (*.run)



Open formats

Mass selektive detector (MSD)

  • CSV (*.csv)
  • JCAMP-DX (*.JDX)
  • mzML (*.mzML)
  • mzXML (*.mzXML)
  • NetCDF (*.CDF)
  • OpenChrom XML (*.chrom)
  • OpenChrom (*.ocb)

Flame ionisation detector (FID)

  • FID Text (*.xy)
  • NetCDF (*.cdf)




Export Chromatogram

  • Microsoft Excel (*.xlsx)
  • mzXML (*.mzXML)
  • NetCDF (*.CDF)
  • OpenChrom XML (*.chrom)
  • OpenChrom (*.ocb)
  • CSV (*.csv)
  • ZIP (*.zip)
  • PDF (*.pdf)



Other supported formats

  • AMDIS (*.cal)
  • AMDIS (*.ELU)
  • AMDIS Library (*.msl)
  • NIST Text (*.msp)
  • Peak Loadings (*.mpl)
  • Shimadzu (*.spc)



See also how to open and save chromatograms.