A standard magnetic tape format for digital image exchange

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Computing, School of
Creator Baxter, Brent S.
Other Author Hitchner, Lewis E.; Maguire, Jr. Gerald Q.
Title A standard magnetic tape format for digital image exchange
Date 1981
Description This proposal describes a simple yet flexible magnetic tape format for exchanging digital image information. Multi-dimensional arrays of raster scan data are stored as sequential files, with descriptive information related to the sefiles stored in an initial directory file. Directory information is stored as ASCII "key value pair" character strings that can be read by people as well as computer programs. Key value pairs are used for directory searches, also to identify and provide supplementary information about the images. Since the directory is relatively self explanatory it is possible in many cases to write a program for reading an AAPM tape without reference to a published standard.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
First Page 1
Last Page 18
Subject Raster scan data
Subject LCSH Magnetic tapes; Image processing -- Digital techniques; Digital images; RTL (Computer program language)
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Baxter, B. S., Hitchner, L. E., & Maguire, Jr. G. Q. (1981). A standard magnetic tape format for digital image exchange. 1-18. UUCS-81-018.
Series University of Utah Computer Science Technical Report
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h99pm1
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