Leaf on Water. © Ike Lea, Lansing Community College.

Chapter 8 Overview

This chapter deals with how the data included in an image are stored and used and describes the parts of the file itself and how the files can be reduced for easy transmittal. Several file types are introduced to show the wide variety of files available and their specific applications.

File Basics

When the image is captured and converted to a set of numerical values, we need to secure the data and make them portable. This takes place at several points in the process, and because of the varying requirements within the system the method for holding the data changes. As ...

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