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Overview of the ISO/IEC image processing and interchange standard
Author(s): William K. Pratt
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Paper Abstract

The Image Processing and Interchange (IPI) standard has been developed by the International Standards Organization and the International Electrotechnical Commission to provide a common means for the processing and interchange of digital images. The standard presently consists of three parts. Part 1, entitled a Common Architecture for Imaging, defines an architectural framework for the standard and specifies an abstract description of image data objects and non-image data objects related to images. Part 2, called the Programmer’s Imaging Kernel System (PIKS), is an Application Program Interface for image processing. The third original part is the Image Interchange Facility, which specifies general means for transporting images and image-related data objects between an application and PIKS or between two applications.

Work is underway within the IPI standards committee to specify two new parts to the IPI standard. One of these parts is the Basic Image Interchange Format, which specifies a simple interchange format for the transport of monochrome and color images. The other part, called Object-Oriented PIKS, specifies PIKS functionality for an object-oriented programming environment.

This paper provides an overview of the three existing parts of the Image Processing and Interchange standard and the two parts under development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1996
PDF: 25 pages
Proc. SPIE 10283, Standards for Electronics Imaging Technologies, Devices, and Systems: A Critical Review, 1028304 (1 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229257
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William K. Pratt, PixelSoft, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10283:
Standards for Electronics Imaging Technologies, Devices, and Systems: A Critical Review
Michael C. Nier, Editor(s)

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