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Raster Still Images for Digitization: A Comparison of File Formats

The still image format-comparison effort is led by the Government Printing Office with significant input from the Library of Congress and the National Archives, and it is studying formats suitable for reformatting (digitization). The formats being compared include JPEG 2000, JPEG (DCT), TIFF, PNG, and PDF, and several subtypes. In time, the findings from this project will be integrated into the Working Group's continuing refinement of its general guideline for raster imaging.

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Still Image Working Group
This group is involved in a cooperative effort to develop common digitization guidelines for still image materials.

Audio-Visual Working Group
This group works collaboratively on common and sustainable technical guidelines, methods, and practices for digitized and born digital sound recordings and moving images.

Last Updated: 9/9/2014