A file can be saved using the LEAD Proprietary MRC Format, the Standard MRC format, or PDF format with MRC segmentation. To save the bitmap in the LEAD Proprietary MRC, MRC2, PDF or in TIF format, call the L_MrcSaveBitmap function, or call L_MrcSaveBitmapList to save a multi-page file. To save the bitmap in Standard MRC or in the TIF format, call the L_MrcSaveBitmapT44 function.
The LEAD proprietary MRC formats used by the L_MrcSaveBitmap or L_MrcSaveBitmapList function differ from the Standard MRC format used by the L_MrcSaveBitmapT44 function in the following ways:
when using the LEAD Proprietary MRC or PDF formats, segments can be 1-bit black and white, 1-bit color, 2-bit color, 2-bit grayscale, 8-bit grayscale, or picture. When using the standard MRC format, segments can be 1-bit black and white, 1-bit color, or picture.
while any application that supports the T44 standard can open a file saved in those formats, only an application with LEADMrc support can open a file saved in one of the LEAD proprietary MRC formats.
saving a given bitmap in one of the LEAD proprietary MRC formats creates a smaller file than saving the same bitmap in the Standard MRC format.
saving a given bitmap in one of the LEAD proprietary MRC formats or PDF creates a higher quality file than saving the same bitmap in the Standard MRC format.
when saving a multipaged file as a Standard MRC format (MRC) or PDF, only one page can be saved. The LEAD Proprietary MRC formats (LEAD-MRC and LEAD-MRC2) are single page file formats.
Note: The characteristics of individual images differ greatly and not every image compresses well as mixed raster content.
The LEADTOOLS implementation of the MRC model involves dividing an object into segments. A segment is a rectangular area on the bitmap that can be classified as text, grayscale, or picture, depending on the number of colors used in its area. Segmentation can be performed automatically, manually, or internally. Different types of compression are available, depending upon which save method is being used as well as which segment type is being compressed.
Both functions use the COMPRESSIONOPTIONS structure to specify the compression and quality factor information for the file. The following members of this structure are used to specify compression and quality characteristics to be used when saving an MRC file:
In addition, when saving a bitmap in one of the LEAD Proprietary MRC formats, the following members of the COMPRESSIONOPTIONS structure can be used to specify compression and quality for the additional segment types available to that format: