What's your favorite file extension?

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  1. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    What's your favorite file extension? Not because of what it represents; just 'cause!

    Personally, I'm gonna go with AIFF. "ayeff! ayeff!" sounds like a dog. SWEET!
     
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  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    The ones that pay the bills:

    .indd
    .psd
    .ai
    .eps
    .qxp
    .pdf

    ;)
     
  4. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    .rar - Egyptian sounding

    .doc - least favourite, hate it, hate using word

    .exe - executable, sounds good
     
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    What she said, except for Quark and I'll add in .max.
     
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  9. Leto-Parallels macrumors member

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    .jpeg

    It like a cooler and more efficient .bmp that everyone uses. "J-peg" yo. It's so cool that even the acronym often gets abbreviated (.jpg)

    ... I just realized how ridiculous that sounds.
     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'm not fussy so long as it comes after "half life" or "adobe".
     
  11. alexbates macrumors 65816

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    .pdf
    .jpg
    .mov
    .rar (best compressing format)
     
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    .app

    I find it cool because it's one of the only ones that the abbreviation is actually a valid word and description of the file.

    I hate .exe and .docx. x is not a good letter to have in a file extension. It just looks unfriendly. And how are you even supposed to pronounce .docx? "Docks"? "Doc X?" Uggh...

    It's these little things that show the difference in attitude towards computing at Microsoft and Apple. Microsoft has uncomfortable 'x's all over the place.
    Apple on the other hand has .app, .pages, .numbers - it just makes sense.


    irmongoose
     
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  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    DICOM format.

    RAW is also cool, but I guess it's not a file extension.

    RAR sounds cool.
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Unless you're on Windows, then it screams "I AM GOING TO FORCE YOU TO WAIT FOR ETERNITY WHILE ADOBE ACROBAT READER LOADS!"
     
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    I hate '.doc' too. It just sounds waaay too Windows for my taste. I don't like .exe, tho..

    .png - "ping" sounds nice and conjures up delightful notions of gif-like transparency with the benefit of jpg.

    .psd. Forced to enunciate each letter, it's cool because it implies you have Photoshop and presumably know how to use it.

    .dmg I always read as a 'damage' file, so it's not my favourite.
     
  21. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    I hate long file extensions.
    .torrent should be .tnt
    .pages should be .pgs

    I don't really have a favorite, but I hate .exe, it always reminds me of virii-infested Windows.
     
  22. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    .exe sounds cool, but I never use it since no .exe files work on my Mac (well, unless I run boot camp).

    I also like .app or .mov
     

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