Advantages of JBIG2 compression in PDF explained

JBIG2 Compression in PDF Explained:

There is a really good article explaining what JBIG2 compression does and why it is a good thing written by Franc Gagnon. Click here to read it.

When we came to add JBIG2 decompression to our Java PDF viewer, we found that no support existed in Java, so we wrote our own and released it under a BSD license for the benefit of the whole community – it is actually used by several of our competitors…

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Mark Stephens

System Architect and Lead Developer at IDRSolutions
Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.
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About Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX.

He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

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