Blaze ImgConvert supports the following CMP variations:
- The standard LEAD CMP compressed format for grayscale and color images. This format results in smaller files and better image quality than industry-standard formats. In addition, LEAD also supports CMW files, which use Wavelet CMP compression in 8, 12, and 16-bit grayscale and 24-bit color.
- Progressive LEAD. This is a LEAD format that is useful for transmitting images, because the first part of the file contains the full dimensions of the image. Therefore, in a paint-while-load routine, you can display the whole image, then progressively clarify it as the rest of the file loads. In this format you can read and write 8 or 24 bits per pixel, where 8 is for grayscale and 24 is for color.
- LEAD 1BIT is a proprietary 1-bit LEAD compressed format that has better compression and performance than other 1-bit formats. You can read and write files in this format.