Data Compression


Criteria

Survey Formats

Basics

Compression Methods

Data Formats


Run Length Encoding

General Principle

Control Characters

RLE for Image Data

Implementations

MS-Windows .bmp RLE8

MS-Windows .bmp RLE4


Glossary

Index


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Implementations


Traditionally RLE compression schemes are part of the following image data format:


BMP - Microsoft Bitmap
Bitmap images with a colour resolution of 4 and 8 bit can be compressed starting with BMP version 3 as defined since Microsoft Windows 3.x. Other colour resolutions are not supported and have to be stored uncompressed.

 MS-Windows .bmp RLE8 

 MS-Windows .bmp RLE4 

TIFF
PCX

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Run Length Encoding Lossy RLE MS-Windows .bmp RLE8