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Converter CRW to PCX

CRW is a highly specialized graphic file format developed by the manufacturer of the famous Canon cameras. It is designed to record “raw” images captured by different models of a digital camera Canon. In its characteristics, it is very similar to another proprietary format of this developer - CR2. The main advantage of the CWR format is the preservation of the quality of the digital image as it comes from the camera matrix. The format also contains metadata, namely: conditions for photographing and fixing the image, default image processing settings, camera model.

PCX is one of the first bitmap image formats developed by ZSoft for the PC Paintbrush program. This is the original bitmap format for the DOS / Windows platform. It supports monochrome single-bit black and white images, an eight-bit gray scale, indexed color images, and full-color 24-bit RGB model images. But there is no support for additional color and alpha channels, clipping paths, color management. The format provides for the application of the simplest compression algorithm (RLE) so that information is not lost. Now it has a purely historical significance. The PCX file format has been replaced by newer image formats. However, the format is still used in separate applications in order to scan and send faxes. PCX multi-page fax documents use the .DCX extension. Most DOS-based programs are suitable for viewing PCX (PC eXchange) files. In particular, the viewer Norton Commander. The big drawback of the PCX format is that it has too many versions. This can be explained by the fact that the PCX standard is open, and therefore it has been widely used by most independent software developers. And therefore it is constantly updated.

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