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Old 07-01-2004, 03:45 AM   #1
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Document imaging (for work) - what format should I use?


What experience does anyone have of document scanning and electronic backup? I'm implimenting a project at work - we're looking at storing images as TIFFs stored at 200 dpi. Any recomendations, not so much on the techy side, but for copyright of image formats, audit trail, use in court, etc, etc...

Cheers, Dave
 
Old 07-01-2004, 04:47 AM   #2
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hi,

copyright of image formats - important if you're using open-source software to generate / manipulate images:

gif format is proprietary and should be avoided
jpeg ok, but i have heard of moves to licence that, too
png is fully open, no problems there
tiff is also fully open, as far as i know

er, that's all i can help with!
 
Old 07-01-2004, 12:08 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by kevinatkins
hi,

copyright of image formats - important if you're using open-source software to generate / manipulate images:

gif format is proprietary and should be avoided
jpeg ok, but i have heard of moves to licence that, too
png is fully open, no problems there
tiff is also fully open, as far as i know

er, that's all i can help with!
I think GIF can be used now as the patent expired.

But looks like PNG could be a better choice.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 04:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for that - I think it confirms that TIFF is about the best as it should remail public domain.

Dave
 
Old 02-10-2005, 03:16 PM   #5
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Djvu, good option...

Do you know djvu? No? It's free, and the sze of a djvu file is smaller than a TIFF, PDF or any other, at least in most cases.

The only problem is because the tool for generating djvu files is proprietary, but I think itĺl become open source soon, I hope...

Take a look at www.djvuzone.org
 
  


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