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LEADTOOLS RLE and PackBits Image Compression SDK

RLE-PackBits Image Compression

LEADTOOLS supports Run Length Encoding (RLE) compression in a wide variety of file formats. RLE is an ideal compression algorithm for images that contain long runs of the same color. A perfect example of this would be a document image where the white background would create very long runs in certain areas of the image.

Additionally, LEADTOOLS implements PackBits compression, which is a flavor of RLE compression used in TIFF files. PackBits uses a control byte to indicate how the next byte or run of bytes to be used. The high bit in the control byte indicates if the following byte or bytes should be a run or as they are. The lower 7 bits indicate the count of bytes - 1.

Overview of LEADTOOLS RLE and PackBits Image Compression SDK Technology

  • Load and save RLE and Packbits image data in BMP, TIF, DICOM and more
  • Compress and decompress bitonal, color and grayscale RLE and PackBits image data including 12 and 16-bit grayscale
  • RLE and PackBits image compression technology available as C DLL, C++ classes, .NET classes (C# & VB), WinRT Libraries, iOS, OS X, Android, Linux, Silverlight classes and Web services
  • Add RLE and PackBits image compression to single and multithreaded applications
  • Native 32 and 64-bit binaries for RLE and PackBits image compression

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