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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Structures and metrics for image storage and interchange
Author(s): Victor Callaghan; Keith N. Prettyjohns; Adrian Alvarez
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Paper Abstract

There are hundreds of different image file specifications in existence. A recent informal suivey recorded almost 100 formats in use by USENET readers alone. Thus, an imaging practitioner is faced with a large and sometimes bewildering range of image file standards to choose from, which, when coupled with the sparsity of studies in the area, makes acquiring a general overview of the field a difficult task. We seek to address this problem by reviewing the overall topic of image formats, describing the most notable standards, proposing a set of related metrics, and providing a source of further information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1993
PDF: 12 pages
J. Electron. Imaging. 2(2) doi: 10.1117/12.143217
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 2, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Victor Callaghan, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
Keith N. Prettyjohns, Photometrics Ltd. (United States)
Adrian Alvarez, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)


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