.MDI File Extension

Microsoft Document Imaging

General Information

Title MDI File Extension
Extension .mdi
Full Form Microsoft Document Imaging
File Type Image File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type image/vnd.ms-modi

File Function

Primary Function Store scanned images
Additional Functions OCR, Annotation
Features Multi-page, Indexed

File Characteristics

Quality Depends on scan
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes, with OCR

Use Cases

Document Scanning Yes
Digital Archiving Yes
Image Processing Limited

Security and Practices

Security Risks Document interception
Best Practices Access control, Encryption

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2003 with Office 2003
Latest Version Discontinued in Office 2010

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .tif, .tiff, .pdf

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Office Commercial Windows
MODI Viewer Free Windows
LibreOffice Free Windows, Mac, Linux