Pegasus Imaging

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Pegasus Imaging (Booth 3306) is demonstrating and comparing the performance of several image compression technologies provided within its PICTools Software Development Kit (SDK) at RSNA 2008.

Pegasus Imaging’s recently enhanced demo application utilizes the PICTools underlying libraries for maximum performance of standards-based image compression technologies. The PICTools Demo allows the input of bitmap images and RAW images for compression and decompression using the following technologies: JPEG 2000 (including multithreading), JPEG-LS, Lossy JPEG, Lossless JPEG, HD Photo (JPEG XR) and more. It gives image data such as file sizes before and after, compression ratios, compression and expansion speeds and image properties.

The user has control over features such as compression type, compression ratio, bit depths, PSNR and many others. The JPIP feature within JPEG 2000 also is being demonstrated to all interested parties at the show.

PICTools image compression technologies are currently available for 32-bit Windows, Linux, Sun Microsystems Solaris, and IBM AIX as well as for 64-bit platforms including Windows, Linux, and Solaris. They also are available as high-performance, low-level C libraries in the PICTools SDK.