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In a message dated 10/29/99 4:24:15 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: >Anyway... sorry if the above sounds like a commercial for MrSID (it's hard >not to <g>). If you have any more questions, please feel free to call or >email myself, or visit our Web site and download some sample imagery and >our >free MrSID QuarkXtension and try it for yourself. It does indeed have the fingerprints of marketing hype all over it: either the laws of physics have been changed, or you should choose to describe your product using other terms. The piece you wrote makes me feel like I need to wash the grease off my hands. There is no freee lunch; details not present in the original image cannot be created. Effective compression, conflict free decompression within the final apps, final image quality near that of the original, and space savings from not having to send the original file is all that can be hoped for. Enlargement beyond the original file size is a different issue entirely, and methods to do this with the least objectionable results are what was originally being discussed. This should not be confused with enlargement beyond the current compressed state of a pretreated file. C. David Tobie Design Cooperative CDTobie@designcoop.com - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.