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2011.03.29 20:17 "[Tiff] LibTIFF compression enhancements", by Stephan Busch
2011.03.29 20:17 "[Tiff] LibTIFF compression enhancements", by Stephan Busch
2011.03.29 20:58 "Re: [Tiff] LibTIFF compression enhancements", by Thomas Richter

2011.03.29 20:17 "[Tiff] LibTIFF compression enhancements", by Stephan Busch

Dear Thomas,

it has been a while since we last talked.
I suggested a new lossless code for usage within your TIFF library.
Neither PackPNM nor the popular JPEG2000 has been implemented by now.

Today I also want to suggest a new codec.

It is fast. It is free. It is open-sourced.

BCIF by Stefano Brocchi

The caveat is that it supports 24-bit color images only by now.

The author would be interested in adding BCIF to your TIFF library.
What do you think?

Looking forward to your answer


> Hi,

>> So far I haven't heard of any TIFF libraries that use jpeg2000 algorithms, >> but its sad that all those maintainers could not agree to use a unified

>> version all libraries could read.

> I'm not quite clear what you mean by that. JPEG2000 is standardized, and

> if TIFF tags for J2K are specified, you should be able to include it. > However, I probably don't see the point. J2K defines its own file

> format, avoiding typical TIFF problems like the 4GB barrier, thus > wonder why anyone would want to do that. I

>> LOCO-I is the algorithm behind JPEG-LS. It was designed a decade ago by >> HP Labs,

>> gives better compression than jpeg2000 in most cases and there are many

>> implementations;
>> some of them are open-sourced such as:

> While I certainly agree for lossless compression, just a note: Please do

> not use the above implementation, it has a bug in bit depths > 8 and

> creates files that do not conform to the specs - it's an endian > that can be easily fixed, but that is nevertheless there. issue

> JPEG-LS is certainly a nice tiny codec that shouldn't take up too much

> time to implement (hopefully then correctly) but are there TIFF tags for it?

>> In the case neither jpeg2000 nor jpeg-ls are implementable, I wanted to >> suggest

>> another codec that will be free and open-sourced soon. The algorithm is

>> called PackPNM at present
>> and it performs like jpeg-ls.

> I have never seen or heard about this one. I would prefer > that are openly available, actually. algorithms

>> Also, in my opinion only the codec that you will chose might >> All high performance image codecs survive.

>> have been designed but were never implemented for practical use.

> What do you mean by that? JPEG-LS and JPEG 2000 have been > for practical use for sure. implemented

> So long,
> Thomas

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