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file formats and compression

  • 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
  • The JPIP standard is designed to speed optimize network viewing of user selectable resolutions and areas of interest on JPEG 2000 images. The advantage of this client-server technology is the speed at which regions of interest of any image are delivered and viewed, at a desired resolution, without having to download the entire image file. This JPIP technology is available in the PICTools Medical and PICTools Photo SDKs.
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)
  • Metadata support
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

image 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
Auto Color Leveling

Auto Color Leveling

Other Processing Features
  • Color conversion, Palette creation, Rotation
  • Deskew
  • Overlap filter options
  • Post processing filter strength settings
  • Embedded orientation flags
  • Tiling
  • Subband control
  • Auto red eye detection and removal

Auto Red Eye Detection and Removal

  • 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

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.

digital camera RAW file format support

This chart lists the Camera RAW file formats supported by Accusoft Pegasus within PICTools Photo.

This list is not all-inclusive. It is a list of the makes and models of cameras known to be supported. Accusoft’s decompression engine tries every possible combination to open RAW files, and may open RAW files from other cameras if they happen to use the same format as one of those listed below.

Manufacturer Model
Adobe Digital Negative
Agfa DC-833m
Alcatel 5035D
Apple Quick Take 100
Apple Quick Take 200
Apple Quick Take 300
AVT Dolphin F 201-C
AVT F-080C
AVT Oscar F 510- C
AVT 810-C
Baumer TXG-14
Canon PowerShot 600
Canon PowerShot A5/Zoom
Canon PowerShot A50
Canon PowerShot A460
Canon PowerShot A470
Canon PowerShot A530
Canon PowerShot A610
Canon PowerShot A620
Canon PowerShot A30
Canon PowerShot A640
Canon PowerShot A710 IS
Canon PowerShot Pro1
Canon PowerShot Pro70
Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS
Canon PowerShot G1
Canon PowerShot G2
Canon PowerShot G3
Canon PowerShot G5
Canon PowerShot G6
Canon PowerShot G9
Canon PowerShot G10
Canon PowerShot G11
Canon Powershot G15/16
Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Canon PowerShot S30
Canon PowerShot S40
Canon PowerShot S45
Canon PowerShot S50
Canon PowerShot S60
Canon PowerShot S70
Canon PowerShot S90
Canon PowerShot SD300
Canon PowerShot SX1
Canon PowerShot SX50
Canon PowerShot SX110
Canon PowerShot S100
Canon PowerShot S110
Canon PowerShot S120
Canon EOS 1DS Mark III
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS D60
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 10D
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EOS 30D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 50D
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 100D
Canon EOS 300D
Canon EOS 350D
Canon EOS 400D
Canon EOS 450D
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EOS 1000D
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS C500
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xti
Canon EOS Digital Rebel 500D
Canon EOS Kiss X3
Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X4
Canon EOS D2000C
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS 1DS
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 1D Mark III
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Casio QV-2000UX
Casio QV-3000EX
Casio QV-3500EX
Casio QV-4000
Casio QV-5700
Casio QV-R41
Casio QV-R51
Casio QV-R61
Casio EX-FH100
Casio EX-S20
Casio EX-S100
Casio EX-Z4
Casio EX-Z50
Casio EX-Z55
Casio EX-Z60
Casio EX-Z75
Casio EX-Z750
Casio EX-Z1050
Casio EX-ZR100
Casio Exlim Pro 505
Casio Exlim Pro 600
Casio Exlim Pro 700
Contax N Digital
Creative PC CAM 600
Dolphin AVT-145C
Epson R- D1
Foculus 531C
Fujifilm FinePix E550
Fujifilm FinePix E900
Fujifilm FinePix F500-EXR
Fujifilm FinePix F550-EXR
Fujifilm FinePix F600-EXR
Fujifilm FinePix F770-EXR
Fujifilm FinePix F800-EXR
Fujifilm FinePix F900-EXR
Fujifilm FinePix HS20-EXR
Fujifilm FinePix HS30-EXR
Fujifilm FinePix HS50-EXR
Fujifilm FinePix F700
Fujifilm FinePix F710
Fujifilm FinePix F800
Fujifilm FinePix F810
Fujifilm FinePix HS10
Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro
Fujifilm FinePix S3Pro
Fujifilm FinePix S5Pro
Fujifilm FinePix S20Pro
Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR
Fujifilm FinePix S5000
Fujifilm FinePix S5100/S5500
Fujifilm FinePix S5200/S5600
Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd
Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-PRO-1
Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm X-20
Fujifilm X-100S
Fujifilm X-F1
Fujifilm X-A1
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-M1
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-100
Fujifilm X-Q1
Fujifilm IS-1
Fujifilm S100 FS
Hasselblad CFV
Hasselblad H3D (FFF format)
Hasselblad H4D
Hasselblad V96T
Imacom Ixpress 16/22/39-megapixel
ISG 2020×1520
Kodak C330
Kodak DC20/25/40/50
Kodak C603
Kodak DCS200
Kodak DCS315C
Kodak DCS330C
Kodak DCS420
Kodak DCS460
Kodak DCS460A
Kodak DCS520C
Kodak DCS560C
Kodak DCS620C
Kodak DCS620C
Kodak DCS620X
Kodak DCS660C
Kodak DCS630X
Kodak DCS620X
Kodak DCS660M
Kodak DCS720X
Kodak DCS760C

Manufacturer Model
Kodak DCS760M
Kodak NC2000F
Kodak ProBack
Kodak PB645C
Kodak PB645H
Kodak PB645M
Kodak DCS Pro 14n/nx
Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c
Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n
Kodak Z980
Kodak Z1015
Kodak P850
Kodak P880
Kodak KAI-0340
Kodak Z990
Leaf AFI 7
Leaf Aptus 22
Leaf Aptus 54S
Leaf Aptus 65
Leaf Aptus 75
Leaf Aptus 75S
Leaf Aptus-II 10
Leaf Aptus-II 10R
Leaf Aptus-II 12
Leaf Aptus-II 5
Leaf Aptus-II 7
Leaf Aptus-II 8
Leaf Aptus Cantare
Leaf Aptus CatchLight
Leaf Aptus Cmost
Leaf Aptus DCB2
Leaf Valeo 6/11/17/22
Leaf Volare
Leica Digilux 2/3
Leica D-LUX 2/3
Leica D-LUX 4
Leica D-LUX 5/6
Leica C-Type 112
Leica M-240
Leica M-Monochrome
Leica M8
Leica M9
Leica R8
Leica V-LUX1
Leica V-LUX-2/3/4
Leica X-Vario
Leica X1/2
Logitech Fotoman Pixtura
Mamiya ZD
Micron 2010
Minolta DiMAGE 5
Minolta DiMAGE 7
Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi
Minolta DiMAGE A1
Minolta DiMAGE A2
Minolta DiMAGE A200
Minolta DiMAGE G400
Minolta DiMAGE G500
Minolta DiMAGE G530
Minolta DiMAGE G600
Minolta DiMAGE Z2
Minolta Alpha 7/7D
Minolta Dynax 7/7D
Minolta Maxxum 7/7D
Motorola PIXL
Nikon 1- J1
Nikon 1- J2
Nikon 1- J3
Nikon 1- S1
Nikon 1- V1
Nikon 1- V2
Nikon 1- V3
Nikon D1
Nikon D3
Nikon D4
Nikon D1H
Nikon D1X
Nikon D100
Nikon D200
Nikon D300
Nikon D600
Nikon D610
Nikon D810
Nikon D700
Nikon D800E
Nikon D2H
Nikon D2Hs
Nikon D2X
Nikon D2Xs
Nikon D40
Nikon D40X
Nikon D50
Nikon D70
Nikon D70s
Nikon D80
Nikon D90
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300
Nikon D5000
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
Nikon D5300
Nikon D7000
Nikon D7100
Nikon D8000
Nikon DF
Nikon 1 AW1
Nikon E700
Nikon E800
Nikon E880
Nikon E900
Nikon E950
Nikon E990
Nikon E995
Nikon E2100
Nikon E2500
Nikon E3200
Nikon E3700
Nikon E4300
Nikon E4500
Nikon E5000
Nikon E5400
Nikon E5700
Nikon E8400
Nikon E8700
Nikon E8800
Nikon P6000
Nikon Coolpix S6
Nikon Coolpix A
Nikon Coolpix P330
Nikon Coolpix P7100
Nikon Coolpix P7000
Nikon Coolpix P7700
Nokia Coolpix P7800
Olympus N95
Olympus AVT F- 080C
Olympus C350Z
Olympus C5050Z
Olympus C5060WZ
Olympus C3030Z
Olympus C7070Z
Olympus C70Z
Olympus C740UZ
Olympus C7000Z
Olympus C8080WZ
Olympus D560Z
Olympus E-1
Olympus E-3
Olympus E-5
Olympus E-10
Olympus E-20
Olympus E-300
Olympus E-330
Olympus E-400
Olympus E-410
Olympus E-420
Olympus E-500
Olympus E-510
Olympus E-520
Olympus E-620
Olympus E-P1
Olympus E-P2
Olympus E-P3
Olympus E-PL1
Olympus E-PL1S
Olympus E-PL2
Olympus E-PL3
Olympus E-PL5
Olympus E-PM1
Olympus E-PM2
Olympus E-M5
Olympus SP310
Olympus SP320
Olympus SP350
Olympus SP510UZ
Olympus SP550UZ

Manufacturer Model
Olympus SP560UZ
Olympus SP570UZ
Olympus X200
Olympus XZ-1
Olympus XZ-10
Olympus XZ-2
Olympus E-300
Olympus E-M1
Olympus E-P5
OmniVision Stylus-1
Panasonic OV5647
Panasonic DMC- FZ100
Panasonic DMC- FZ150
Panasonic DMC- FZ200
Panasonic DMC- FZ30
Panasonic DMC- FZ40
Panasonic DMC- FZ45
Panasonic DMC- FZ70
Panasonic DMC- G3
Panasonic DMC- G5
Panasonic DMC- G6
Panasonic DMC- GF1
Panasonic DMC- GF2
Panasonic DMC- GF3
Panasonic DMC- GF5
Panasonic DMC- GF6
Panasonic DMC- GH2
Panasonic DMC- GH3
Panasonic DMC- Gh4
Panasonic DMC- GX1
Panasonic DMC- LX7
Panasonic DMC- GM1
Panasonic DMC- GX7
Panasonic DMC- LX1
Panasonic DMC- LX5
Panasonic DMC- LF1
Panasonic DMC- TZ61
Panasonic DMC- ZS40
Panasonic DMC-FX150
Panasonic DMC-FZ8
Panasonic DMC-FZ18
Panasonic DMC-FZ28
Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Panasonic DMC-FZ38
Panasonic DMC-FZ50
Panasonic DMC-G1
Panasonic DMC-G2
Panasonic DMC-GH1
Panasonic DMC-L1
Panasonic DMC-LC1
Panasonic DMC-LX2
Panasonic DMC-LX3
Pentax DMC-L10
Pentax *ist D/DL2/DS/DS2
Pentax K-7
Pentax K10D
Pentax K20D
Pentax K100D
Pentax K2000/K-M
Pentax K-X
Pentax Optio S
Pentax Optio S4
Pentax Optio 33WR
Pentax Optio 750Z
Pentax DL
Pentax GR
Pentax K200
Pentax K-r
Pentax K-5
Pentax K-5-II
Pentax K-5-IIs
Pentax K-50
Pentax K-500
Pentax K3
Pentax Q7
Phase One 645D
Phase One LightPhase
Phase One H 10/20/25
Pixelink P 20/25/45+/3045
Ricoh A782
Ricoh GR
Ricoh GX20
Ricoh GXR-A16
Rollei d530-flex
RoverShot d530flex
Samsung 3320af
Samsung GX-1S
Samsung GX-10
Samsung S850
Samsung NX10
Samsung WB550
Samsung EX1
Samsung EX2F
Samsung EX25
Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX11
Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX20
Samsung NX200
Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX210
Samsung NX30
Samsung NX300
Samsung NX mini
Samsung EK-GN120
Samsung GX20
Samsung NX100
Samsung WB2000
Samsung S85
Sarnoff S850
Sigma 4096×5440
Sigma SD-1/9/10/14/15
Sigma SD1-Merril
Sigma DP1
Sigma DP1-Merril
Sigma DP1-S
Sigma DP1-x
Sigma DP2
Sigma DP2-Merril
Sigma DP2S
Sinar DP2X
Sinar 3072×2048
Sinar 4080×4080
Sinar 4080×5440
Sinar 12582980-byte
Sony Ultra-Pocket 3/4/5
Sony DSC-F828
Sony DSC-V3
Sony DSLR-A100
Sony DSLR-A200
Sony DSLR-A350
Sony DSLR-A550
Sony DSLR-A700
Sony XCD-SX910CR
Sony SLT-A35
Sony SLT-A37
Sony SLT-A57
Sony SLT-A58
Sony SLT-A65V
Sony SLT-A77V
Sony SLT-A99V
Sony DSC-R1
Sony DSC-RX1
Sony DSC-RX10
Sony DSC-RX100
Sony DSC-RX100M2
Sony NEX-3N
Sony NEX-5N
Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-6
Sony NEX-7
Sony NEX-C3
Sony NEX-F3
Sony NEX-5T
Sony ILCE-7
Sony ILCE-7R
Sony ILCE-3000
Sony ILCE-5000
Sony DSLR-A230
Sony DLSR-A290
Sony DLSR-A300
Sony DLSR-A330
Sony DLSR-A380
Sony DLSR-A450
Sony DLSR-A500
Sony DLSR-A580
Sony DLSR-A850
Sony DLSR-A900
Sony ILCA-77M2
Sony ILCE-7S
Sony ILCE-6000
Sony NEX-3/5
Sony SLT-A33
Sony SLT-A55V
STV680 STV-680