Resources about how the details of image storage?
February 23, 2010 3:50 PM Subscribe
I need online resources that go delve into image storage theory without assuming I am an expert in programming.
posted by figTree to computers & internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have been to date working with images on a high level API scripting, and often wonder why certain operations are so tricky under the hood (converting between different byte storage, applying a color ramp, factors that affect how the image is displayed versus what data the image contains...) There are in fact many functions in various programs that do operations on images that output garbage or are hard to customize.
I have not found satisfactory learning resources about image storage algorithms, compressions, conversions, etc. I am especially looking for examples and comparisons in .tif , .jpg .gif, anything really. Also, i would not mind learning how to make my own extension for images (obviously not as fast or good, but it would be good to learn about).
any good resources for these types of questions? good forums? good books? thanks mf!