I strongly agree that we should not compress images (unless it was
People look at our comparison screen shots with a magnifying glass and it
would just muddy the waters. We would be trying to debug dTV to remove
gif/bmp compression artifacts.
And it's very easy to compress them after the fact if you want too.
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> Steven Grimm
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> Subject: Re: [Deinterlace-discuss] TIFF snapshots
> On Fri, Dec 15, 2000 at 01:43:04PM +0100, Yvon Quere wrote:
> > Would be cool to be still be able to directly point to a url and have it
> > displayed on the browser.
> Not sure about Netscape, but IE launches an external image viewing app
> to view TIFFs.
> > Anyway, always cool to have directly smaller files and directly viewable
> > files.
> The TIFF files won't be any smaller than the PPMs. A couple hundred bytes
> bigger, in fact, due to more complex headers. I didn't feel up to
> implementing compression code last night, and it's not clear to me that
> you'd get good compression on captured images anyway. TIFF compression
> is a lossless run-length encoding scheme so even slight noise would kill
> your compression ratio.
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