Patent Number: 6,310,647

Title: Image format for storing digital images and including multiple application segments

Abstract: An image format for storing digital images within a baseline DCT compatible bitstream comprises entropy coded image data, a first application marker storing a first data value using a first encoding method to convey a first information value related to the image, and a second application marker storing a second data value using a second encoding method to convey the same said first information value related to the image. More specifically, the first application marker uses TIFF tags within an Exif application marker and the second application marker uses a FlashPix compatible structured storage stream, while the entropy coded data includes restart markers to define tile boundaries within the entropy coded image data.

Inventors: Parulski; Kenneth A. (Rochester, NY), Ward; Joseph (Hilton, NY), Lathrop; George E. (Dansville, NY), Houchin; J. Scott (Rochester, NY), Jennings; Eddie (Rochester, NY), Vansprewenburg; Brett (Henrietta, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: G06T 9/00 (20060101); H04N 7/26 (20060101); H04N 7/30 (20060101); H04N 1/21 (20060101); H04N 5/77 (20060101); H04N 5/926 (20060101); H04N 1/32 (20060101); H04N 5/907 (20060101); H04N 005/76 (); H04N 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018