Every day we create and collect images on smart phones, digital cameras, drones, and anything else that has a lens attached. As technology progresses and cameras become more advanced on all devices, the size and quality of these images also improves. These hundreds and thousands of files often grow to gigabytes (or terabytes) in size. The larger the image the more difficult it is to store, transmit, and share with friends, colleagues, or customers. Most people turn to image compression to manage these large image files more easily. However, with many existing compression tools the original quality of the image is lost upon compression--and once it’s lost that quality is gone forever. While this may be fine for social media, it’s not so helpful for that gorgeous nature photo that could land on a magazine cover or those aerial images you need for in-depth analysis.
Extensis products Portfolio and GeoExpress both offer the capability to compress your imagery assets with ease, particularly your larger images, like aerial or satellite imagery, or high-resolution RAW or TIF files.To support these capabilities, both products make use of our own image format, MrSID, which is both a file type as well as a set of technologies that provide powerful viewing capabilities. Most any image may be compressed to MrSID. It’s especially powerful when applied to your largest images. Here’s how it works.
With Portfolio or GeoExpress leveraging MrSID, the world is truly your oyster.
Also, to learn more about how Extensis Portfolio and GeoExpress solves our customer’s needs, check out our customer success stories.
Jenelle Kemp - Product Owner, GeoExpress, Express Server, SquishPic
Jenelle Kemp is a product advocate who provides strategies for handling big images so that smart people can more easily analyze what's going on in the world. She is the product owner for GeoExpress, Express Server, SquishPic, and a suite of other image compression and management tools under development in Extensis' downtown Seattle office. She combines the spatial knowledge gained from her geography and GIS degree along with her lifelong love of technology to push for accurate and accessible applications. To unplug she enjoys hiking and camping in wild places, winemaking, refinishing and restoring vintage finds, exploring local breweries, and chasing after her small flock of backyard hens.
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