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JPEG 2000 file format: an imaging architecture for today and tomorrow
Author(s): J. Scott Houchin; David Singer
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Paper Abstract

While there do exist many different image file formats, the JPEG committee felt that none of those formats addressed a majority of the needs of tomorrow's complicated imaging applications. Many formats do not provide sufficient flexibility for the intelligent storage and maintenance of metadata. Others are very restrictive in terms of color encoding. Others provide flexibility, but with a very high cost due to complexity. The JPEG 2000 file format addresses these concerns by combining a simple binary container with a flexible metadata architecture and a useful yet simple mechanism for encoding the colorspace of an image. The format also looks toward the future, where the lines between still images, moving images, and multimedia become a blur, by providing simple hooks into other multimedia standards. This paper describes the binary format, metadata architecture, and colorspace encoding architecture of the JPEG 2000 file format. It also shows how this format can be used as the basis for more advanced applications, such as the upcoming motion JPEG 2000 standard.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4115, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXIII, (28 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411565
Show Author Affiliations
J. Scott Houchin, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
David Singer, Apple Computer, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4115:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXIII
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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