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definitions for Corel DESIGN graphics (*.des)
« on: September 23, 2019, 04:22:29 PM »
Hello trid users,

some days ago i run TrID on Corel DESIGN graphics with file name extension
des. Such files are only identified by riff.trid.xml  as "Generic RIFF
container" ( see appended output/trid-old.txt).

When i run tridscan on samples with version 10.0 i get a trid
definition file des-corel-v10.trid.xml. Some information about such graphic
is found on fileformats archiveteam website. This is now expressed by line


Characteristic is the second riff chunk DESC followed by the 2 byte sized
version tag vrsn with value 7E04 for this version. This is expressed by XML
   <ASCII> D E S A v r s n . . . . ~ .</ASCII>

With every next version last letter of second riff chunk is is incremented
by 1 unit. Also the value of vrsn is raised. So the next version 10.5 is
described des-corel-v10,5.trid.xml with changed XML construct:

   <ASCII> D E S B v r s n . . . . . .</ASCII>

Third riff based version is 12. This is described by des-corel-v12.trid.xml
with changed XML construct:

   <ASCII> D E S C v r s n . . . . . .</ASCII>

With the three new definition files the undetected DES samples are now
recognized ( see appended output/trid-new-v.txt). TrID definitions, some
examples and output are stored in archive I hope that my XML files
can be used in future version of triddefs.

With best wishes
Jörg Jenderek


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Re: definitions for Corel DESIGN graphics (*.des)
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 05:00:33 PM »
Many thanks!