posted on May, 6 2012 @ 06:20 PM
Originally posted by Havick007
Adobe CS6 would not open it....
I think that with CS4 it needed a plugin that wasn't installed by default but that was on the disk.
Along with many other apps I tried to download...
I use all the ones I listed on my previous post, all are capable of opening JPEG2000
files, although IrfanView takes a long time to open them.
That makes no sense.... Your images were not better quality, they were the same lo-res image posted in g/scale, IRB and RGB but no higher than
what I posted....
It makes sense if you know how Google does things.
The cameras capture the images and send them back to Earth, where they are saved as IMG files. Those files are probably converted to CUB files to be
processed (like making the map projected versions), and the processed versions are saved to IMG files. From those IMG files they produce the JPEG2000
versions and the smaller scale JPEG files.
I don't know which version Google uses, but the JPEG2000 files have the same resolution as the original IMG files. As those lossless formats take to
long to download, Google uses JPEG compression to make it faster, but the worst thing is that they go beyond 100% zoom without saying it, as you can
zoom into some areas at levels that are many times the original resolution.
As whenever you zoom into an image past 100%, what you see is the result of the resizing or resampling of the image, in which the algorithm used
decides what to do with the pixels to transform them into 4, 9, 16, etc., according to the zoom level.
It may look better to you (to me it does not) because they alter the images to make them look better, but they aren't really better.
Improv color.... it means improvised color... If you think about it then you might get it....
I don't get it.