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Impact of image processing technology on software development tools
Author(s): William H. Albright; Karl R. Wilhelm
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Paper Abstract

As image processing technology advances, its application in developing management information systems (MISs) will increase. Effectively integrating this technology into large-scale information system development efforts requires advances in development tools, particularly software development tools. The development of MIS software has become more sophisticated and efficient due to the availability of powerful tools; however, these tools have not kept pace with the tremendous progress made in image processing technology. The availability of software tools is key to the success of electronic imaging --the broader the software support, the larger the potential marketplace. Standards already exist for the interchange of image information, i.e., how to move images from Point A to Point B. For example, CCITT Group 4 deals with formats for compression/decompression techniques. The tagged image file format (TIFF) has become an industry-accepted file structure. These structures do not address the problems of preserving quality, extracting information through enhancement or restoration techniques, or manipulating the image once it has been delivered to the imaging application. These and other image processing operations are becoming more widely performed, especially as the image content of information management systems increases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1248, Storage and Retrieval Systems and Applications, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19646
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William H. Albright, SRA Corp. (United States)
Karl R. Wilhelm, SRA Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1248:
Storage and Retrieval Systems and Applications
David H. Davies; Han-Ping D. Shieh, Editor(s)

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