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2001.03.30 14:23 "RLE compression", by Raphaël Marc
2001.03.30 16:58 "Re: RLE compression", by Daniel McCoy
2001.03.31 02:35 "RE: RLE compression", by Gavin Gee
2001.04.02 07:05 "AW: RLE compression", by Klaus Bartz

2001.04.02 07:05 "AW: RLE compression", by Klaus Bartz

It is not the best, to use the name RLE for a particular compression format, because it has a general meaning. It is one of the base methods of compressing raster images.

But it is common to miss-use it; some programs offers only "RLE" for the compression format PackBits. And if I ask "what RLE do you mean ?" more then one people makes large eyes and thinks I am a little bit thick.


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