On 26-Sep-99, Larry Anderson wrote: > Don't use a 'lossy' compression format like JPEG, because if someone has a > better OCR than you it will be harder for them to OCR the files. My program > (omnipage) prefers TIFF files, but those can be large too, otherwise GIF is > good for straight B&W... TIFF *using CCITT G4 compression* almost always gives much better compression than GIF. G4 TIFF is more or less a standard in the document imaging world. For Windows users, the Imaging program which comes with Win 95 & NT 4.0 understands G4 TIFF files. There are free programs on most/all other platforms too (even my Amiga). There are other lossless image formats which have even better compression (i.e. JBIG), but they are not as widely used yet. -- Mark - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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