Friday, January 07, 2005

JPEG 2000 vs. TIFF

There has been a discussion this week on the IMAGELIB discussion list about the use of JPEG 2000 for creating high quality/archival images rather than TIFF. It has been noted that JPEG2000 was not meant to replace TIFF, but rather it is an upgrade to the JPEG format that we all are familiar with.

The discussion points have surrounded the following points:
  • JPEG 2000 is a young format, which means that we are still gaining experience with it.
  • The number of tools available for JPEG 2000 is limited, but growing.
  • JPEG 2000 supports both visually lossless and true lossless compression.
Given that JPEG 2000 is a lossless compression, it should have a bright feature in digitization projects. Therefore, it's worth noting some resources on it:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If anyone is interested in an easy-to-use JPEG2000 decoder - welcome to: