This is an encoder for JBIG2.
JBIG2 encodes bi-level (1 bpp) images using a number of clever tricks to get better compression than G4. This encoder can:
- Generate JBIG2 files, or fragments for embedding in PDFs
- Generic region encoding
- Perform symbol extraction, classification and text region coding
- Perform refinement coding and,
- Compress multipage documents
It uses the (Apache-ish licensed) Leptonica library: http://leptonica.com/
You'll need version 1.68.
The refinement coding causes Acrobat to crash. It's not known if this is a bug in Acrobat, though it may well be.
jbig2enc.h header for the high level API, or the
jbig2 program for an
example of usage:
$ jbig2 -s -p -v *.jpg && pdf.py output >out.pdf
to encode jbig2 files for pdf creation. If you want to encode an image and then view output first to include in pdf
$ jbig2 -s -S -p -v -O out.png *.jpg
If you want to encode an image as jbig2 (can be view in STDU Viewer) run:
$ jbig2 -s feyn.tif >feyn.jb2