Key Features:

  • Powerful compression and photo editing
  • Advanced JPEG editing
  • Superior photo imaging technology
SDK Support Offered For:
Windows
Linux
Solaris
Mac OS X
Features
Compression & File FormatsCompression & File Formats




  • HD Photo (JPEG XR) - HDP, WDP
    • Provides support for fully standards based JPEG XR
    • Higher image quality, greater preservation of data and advanced features for today's digital imaging applications
    • A still image compression algorithm for continuous tone photographic images
    • Features lossy and lossless compression, multiple colorspaces, a wide dynamic range, and extensive metadata support
    • Performance optimized
  • JPEG (Progressive)
  • JPEG (Sequential) – 24-bit RGB, 8-bit grayscale
    • Patented technology for enhanced JPEG decompression will remove block artifacts from over-compressed JPEG images without blurring
    • IPTC metadata support within JPEG
  • JPEG (Progressive) to JPEG (Sequential) Transcoder
  • JPEG 2000 - 24-bit RGB, 8-bit grayscale
    • Supports a user-configurable number of threads per operation for optimal throughput on multicore CPUs
    • Metadata support
  • JPIP Client/Server Technology for JPEG 2000
    • Ideal for large images
    • Provides sophisticated imaging technology enabling engineers to design and build a JPEG 2000 JPIP implementation wholly in accordance with the JPEG 2000, Part 9 standard
    • The JPIP standard is designed to speed optimize network viewing of user selectable resolutions and areas of interest on JPEG 2000 images
    • Provides a complete JPIP API for client and server side deployments, and provides JPEG 2000 compliant compression, JPIP request and receive, and decompression of JPEG 2000 images
    • The Accusoft Pegasus JPIP implementation benefits from many years of experience working with streamed multi-resolution image formats
    • Learn more about JPIP (here)
  • PCX
  • Camera RAW
    • Automatic detection and decompression of vendor-specific Camera RAW photos from Canon, Fuji, Kodak, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus and more (See list of makes and models)
  • PNG
  • TGA
  • TIFF
    • Metadata support
  • BMP
  • DCX
  • ePIC (Proprietary)
    • Supports PIC format compression, replacing the JPEG Huffman encoder with the proprietary ELS entropy encoder for 15% more compression
    • Can be losslessly converted back to JPEG format using Op_RORE
  • GIF / LZW
Click to view the PICTools Photo Compression/Speed Comparison Chart
Image Processing & EditingImage Processing & Editing




  • Advanced JPEG Editing within Compressed JPEG DCT Space
    • Provides JPEG editing directly on JPEG compressed data thereby avoiding the quality loss of recompression and color conversion normally associated with editing JPEG images (more)
  • Auto Red Eye Detection and Removal with Confidence Reporting
    • Adjust for glare, darkness, and red face
    • Decompresses the eye area, makes the corrections, recompresses the area, and replaces the area with the improved image
    • Remove compression artifacts

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Auto Red Eye Detection and Removal

  • Auto Color Leveling

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Auto Color Leveling

  • Color Conversion, Palette Creation, Rotation
  • Deskew
  • Overlap filter options
  • Post processing filter strength settings
  • Embedded orientation flags
  • Tiling
  • Subband control
  • EXIF Metadata Editing
  • Image Resizing
  • IPTC metadata support within JPEG
  • Regional Image Compression
  • Reduce compressed JPEG file size while preserving image quality by applying the optimal compression settings to one or more areas of an image
  • Reorient JPEG Images
  • Sub-Image Processing
  • Quickly decode and view a rectangle within a JPEG image without decoding the rest of the image data.
  • Buffer to buffer image processing for maximum flexibility
  • The high-performance API (Application Programmers Interface) offers total control of image processing functions

PICTools Photo Compression File Size and Speed Comparison Chart

Source Image Parameters Lossy JPEG Lossy J2K* Lossy JPEG XR JPEG Lossless J2K Lossless Lossless JPEG XR
512 x 512
8-bit gray
256 KB
Compress Time (ms) 1 11 7 3 18 11
Size (KB) 20 20 20 119 97 104
Compression Ratio 13.1:1 13.2:1 13.2:1 2.2:1 2.7:1 2.5:1
Decompress Time (ms) 1 5 5 1 14 8
PSNR 44.4 45.8 45.3 N/A N/A N/A
 
2048 x 2048
8-bit gray
4,974 KB
Compress Time (ms) 27 138 101 46 253 176
Size (KB) 263 263 260 1,809 1,425 1,550
Compression Ratio 16:1 15.9:1 16.2:1 2.3:1 2.9:1 2.7:1
Decompress Time (ms) 11 52 66 30 196 120
PSNR 45.3 46.2 46.2 N/A N/A N/A
 
512 x 512
12-bit gray
512 KB
Compress Time (ms) 13 30 N/A 5 34 N/A
Size (KB) 106 106 N/A 244 214 N/A
Compression Ratio 4.9:1 4.9:1 N/A 2.1:1 2.5:1 N/A
Decompress Time (ms) 2 16 N/A 3 27 N/A
PSNR 57.7 63.3 N/A N/A N/A N/A
 
2048 x 2048
12-bit gray
9,948 KB
Compress Time (ms) 35 469 N/A 70 535 N/A
Size (KB) 1,707 1,707 N/A 3,778 3,424 N/A
Compression Ratio 4.9:1 4.9:1 N/A 2.2:1 2.4:1 N/A
Decompress Time (ms) 35 241 N/A 34 405 N/A
PSNR 57.4 62.4 N/A N/A N/A N/A
 
2048 x 2048
16-bit gray
9,948 KB
Compress Time (ms) N/A 577 198 92 821 206
Size (KB) N/A 2,274 2,274 5,788 5,535 5,517
Compression Ratio N/A 3.7:1 3.7:1 1.4:1 1.5:1 1.5:1
Decompress Time (ms) N/A 294 139 62 591 143
PSNR N/A 68.9 68.7 N/A N/A N/A
 
* For ease of comparison, the lossy J2K images were compressed to Lossy JPEG compression ratio. All times measured using 32-bit Intel.

Accusoft has conducted a vast amount of research to enhance its JPEG editing, compression, speed, clean up, and artifact removal algorithms. Many of these technologies seem routine at first, but Accusoft is the only company in the world that provides JPEG editing directly on JPEG compressed data thereby avoiding the quality loss of recompression and color conversion normally associated with editing JPEG images.