Appearance: NEW FACTORY SEALED, a bit worn/warped
Functionality: NEW FACTORY SEALED
As pictured, Pegger for the Commodore Amiga computers.
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JPEG compression automatic
At a time when the 24-bit image invades our screens, the standard format IFF24 request backup media increasingly large (1 MB on average for a picture). Pegger PLC is a compression / decompression images in JPEG format that will make you money by increasing your disk capacity, on average, by eight.
It is in version 2.0 ADPro that appeared for the first time in the Amiga world, the standard of image compression: JFIF the Joint Photographic Expert Group. A 24-bit image is capable of storing 16 million colors, but our eye does not decode as many shades of color. It is from this principle that the compression algorithm used by JPEG eliminates certain nuances of the image without information loss are visible to the eye. This data loss is configurable on a scale of 0 to 100% but he advises for optimum quality not to use values below 85%. In addition to the compression quality and saving space, another of the great advantages (not least) of this format is its multi-system compatibility.
At the opening of Pegger, three icons or their equivalents in the "Tools" menu are created in your Workbench (to be set in the ".info"). We then have the choice between direct use or launch of the PLC in the background.
In direct use, the call files to compress or decompress occurs through windows to operate. both operations can be performed simultaneously and give them different priorities (0 to 5). These treatments can be performed on a single file or the contents of a directory with the ability to create a filter to select only certain files.
We can ask the launch of an ARexx program before and / or after treatment of compression decompression. Compression, Pegger be treated in addition to the IFF24 HAM8 formats DCTV, ToasterFramestore and decompression can generate images in IFF24, HAM8, DCTV4, DCTV4filter, DCTV3, DCTV3filter, ToasterFrameStore.
But where Pegger stands out is its ability to operate in the background. The "Snoop" lets ask Pegger to continuously monitor one or more directories and perform timely processing of compression or decompression. A filter can be used to refine to suit your control. Once your done setting you launch the program that will be lurking in the shadows of your memory.
I'll take an example to explain what will happen next. Suppose we ask Pegger control our "image / jpeg" directory that contains compressed our fabulous creations and our working directory "Work". We then launch our favorite image processing program, for example Brilliance, which logically does not accept JPEG compressed images. Each time you want to load a compressed image in your "image / jpeg" directory. Pegger will replace the Brilliance loading module to decompress the image allowing loading. A query will appear indicating that you Pegger is currently processing your image. Same for the backup operation. As soon as Brilliance want write access to your "Work" folder, Pegger will handle the compression operation. A setting saves JPEG image alone or with the original image. We can also ask the launch of an ARexx program before or after the treatment of compression / decompression.
A report of the work of Pegger can be saved as an ASCII file on your disk.
I conducted the test on an A3000 with 68030/25 MHz, 10 MB of memory. A first observation is the speed of calculation Squeeze mode (two times faster than most of the JPEG processing programs), less obvious decompression but it requires a more comprehensive test.
In 100% quality, 24-bit images are on average five times less space, 85%, ten times less. I then tried the "Scoop" mode with Deluxe Paint 4, Brilliance, Scala, Imagine for wallpaper and plating. No problem, it works perfectly and seamlessly. We can therefore consider that now with Pegger all programs can benefit from a load module / saving in JPEG format.
I also did the test with TVP and ADPro already dealing with the JPEG format, but a little slow calculation times. Again, Pegger substitutes without problems loading module / backup program to perform the processing faster and more advantageously at the image size.
Pegger not make bad at all anxious expert services to see their hard drives explode under the weight of their images. He knows how to be discreet and do not penalize your system when it is in standby mode. It can also be controlled by ARexx and with a little imagination (and our readers do not miss) can be achieved with Pegger sophisticated image processing controller. It is a very flexible use and should shortly be in the range of essential programs.