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Re: filmscanners: (anti)compression?

On Mon, 06 Aug 2001 22:01:28 -0400  Jim Snyder (jimsnyder@insight.rr.com) 

> ZIP works by actually packing the data into "empty space". As a result, 
> the
> size does not vary as much, but is lossy. 

AFAIK Zip and LZW (as found in compressed TIFF) are fundamentally the same 
algorithms. Neither are lossy, both substitute shorthand codes for 
recurring patterns of data.


Tony Sleep
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