“Using Photographic-Quality Images in Desktop Applications” Moderated by Jim Rafferty

  • ©Dan Putman, Mike Templeman, and Andrew Singer



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    Using Photographic-Quality Images in Desktop Applications

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    PC technology and applications have advanced significantly, but they are still primitive compared to professional publishing. Ordinary desktop computers cannot use photographic-quality images due to bandwidth constraints; quality is sacrificed because the computer cannot process and manipulate complex images. Today, new technology eliminates these barriers and enables desktop computers to use high quality, true-color images. 

    Making photographic-quality images part of ordinary computers enhances and creates a new class of applications. This panel addresses hardware and software advances that remove the technical barriers to 24-bit color images, including compression, printer and board technologies. It discusses new ways to integrate photographic-quality color images into desktop applications. 

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