Aberdeens art gets compressed

Find out how Aberdeen`s Art Gallery developed an image database using fractal compression. Rather than digitize the original works of art, the gallery scanned its collection of postcards and used fractal compressed images so that the images could be viewed at 8-bit, 16-bit color, and 24-bit color without the need for separate versions of the same image. Proprietary fractal compression was chosen over JPEG, because it offered potentially smaller files and a higher degree of control to be exercise

Aberdeen`s art gets compressed

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Find out how Aberdeen`s Art Gallery developed an image database using fractal compression. Rather than digitize the original works of art, the gallery scanned its collection of postcards and used fractal compressed images so that the images could be viewed at 8-bit, 16-bit color, and 24-bit color without the need for separate versions of the same image. Proprietary fractal compression was chosen over JPEG, because it offered potentially smaller files and a higher degree of control to be exercised over the final screen display palette, giving superior results on displays configured for 256 colors.

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