FPX: FlashPix Image files



FlashPix images, developed jointly by Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Live Picture, are based on the JPEG compression standard and present the typical artifacts common to the DCT compression schemes. In the FlashPix format, images are split into tiles; every tile is 64x64 pixels. Each tile can be uncompressed, or compressed using the standard JPEG coding. Images are stored in files using the Microsoft structured documents format, or COM/OLE documents. This is the format used for the Microsoft applications like Word, Excel, etc.