Compression question / problem

Lynch, Jonathan BNZ2 at CDC.GOV
Wed Jan 12 12:34:22 CST 2005


Does it do the same with bitmap or gif images?

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[mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Richard
Miller
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 1:28 PM
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Subject: Compression question / problem

Looking for the simplest and quickest solution to a compression 
problem. The goal is to take 50 jpeg images (highly compressed) 
starting on a Mac, move them to our directory on a hosted web server, 
then have them downloaded and displayed on a Windows XP machine. 
Transmission time (over the Internet) is a very big factor here.

Here's what we've done so far:

1. Started with 50 jpeg images.
2. Put them into 50 custom properties of a holding stack.
3. Compressed the stack using the RR compress command.
4. Decompressed that stack using the decompress command.
5. Tried to open that stack, but it is always reported as corrupted.
6. The size of the decompressed stack is ALMOST the same as the 
original stack, but a few bytes short.

Also tried this:

1. Took one of these jpeg images.
2. Compressed it with RR compress command.
3. Decompressed it.
4. Tried to open it. It is always corrupt.
5. The size of the decompressed file is the same as the original file 
size, but in looking at the data in TextEdit, it is readily seen a few 
characters have shifted places in the first few lines.

Suggestions? What's going on here? Thanks.

Richard Miller
Imprinter Technologies, LLC

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