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ISO/IEC's image interchange facility
Author(s): Christof Blum; Georg Rainer Hofmann
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Paper Abstract

This paper gives a technical description of the Image Interchange Facility (IIF), which comprises both a formate definition and a functional gateway specification. IIF is a part of the first International Image Processing and Interchange Standard (IPI), which is under elaboration by ISO/IEC JTC1/SC24. This paper reflects the related committee work performed up until January 1992. Considering the deficiencies and drawbacks of existing formats and current practices in exchanging digital images, the need for a new and more general approach to image interchange can be seen. This paper describes the requirements and design principles of the IIF data format and the IIF gateway. Furthermore, it explains the relation to the reference model for open communication (OSI) as well as the relation to the other parts of the IPI standard.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1659, Image Processing and Interchange: Implementation and Systems, (30 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58401
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Christof Blum, Fraunhofer Computer Graphics Research Institute (Germany)
Georg Rainer Hofmann, Fraunhofer Computer Graphics Research Institute (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1659:
Image Processing and Interchange: Implementation and Systems
Ronald B. Arps; William K. Pratt, Editor(s)

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