JVSdicom Compressor is a free, command line-based image compression application capable of converting multiple image formats (e.g., BMP, PPM, and BigTIFF) into the DICOM-compatible, JPIP-linked JPEG2000 virtual slide/whole-slide image (WSI) format. JVSdicom Compressor is based on the JVScomp application. Please refer to JVScomp documentation for additional details.
In addition to the output JPEG2000 file, JVSdicom Compressor can produce an accompanying DICOM file, which uses the General Microscopy modality, Visible Light Microscopic Image IOD (with minimal set of attributes), and the JPIP Referenced Transfer Syntax. The DICOM file contains a URL reference to a JPIP server, from which the JPEG2000 can be accessed. Please see the Documentation for details.
JVSdicom Compressor is written in C++ with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. The application can be run on a Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/XP/Vista environments with 32-bit or 64-bit architecture. In addition, the application uses three external libraries, which are included in the source package. The software depends on the following libraries:
This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software. You can use it freely for non-commercial purposes. See the LICENSE.txt accompanied with the program for more details.
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Note: Please download and install the Visual Studio 2005 (SP1) Redistributable package prior to running JVSdicom Compressor.
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JVSdicom Compressor is used from command line by using the following syntax:
Note: when using JPEG2000 as the output format, setting the compression ratio to 1:1 will yield a lossless compression. The actual compression ratio will be in the range from 2:1 to 2.5:1.