Digital Image File Compression: Creating a Hybrid Image Format
This paper briefly introduces the subject of image compression and outlines the task of creating a new file storage format on which I worked. My goal was to develop a process by which a scanned document might be saved using less storage space and result in a superior image quality than means available. Currently we are only looking at grayscale images, the issue of color images will be addressed in the future. We developed a process which separates an image into two component files, one hi-level and one grayscale, each of which is then compressed with an algorithm appropriate to it. The two small portions are then recombined to form a decent recreation of the original
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