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JPEG 2000 file format provides flexible architecture for color encoding
Author(s): J. Scott Houchin; Christopher R. Hauf
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Paper Abstract

In the past, there have been a lot of different image file formats, providing a lot of different capabilities. However, the one thing they pretty much all shared was a very limited mechanism for encoding color. Storing a color image today forces developers to take either a 'lowest-common-denominator' approach by using a single standard colorspace in all applications, or by using the capabilities of ICC color management at the loss of wide interoperability. The JPEG 2000 film format changes all this with a new architecture for encoding the colorspace of an image. While the solution is not perfect, It does greatly increase the number of colorspaces that can be encoded while maintaining a very high level of interoperability between applications. This paper describes the color encoding architecture in the JPEG 2000 file format and shows how this new architecture meets the needs of tomorrows imaging applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4115, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXIII, (28 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411567
Show Author Affiliations
J. Scott Houchin, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Christopher R. Hauf, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)

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

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