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Non-Specialized File Format Extension
Blake W. Ford, Khosrow Kaikhah
Pages - 425 - 432     |    Revised - 01-11-2011     |    Published - 15-12-2011
Volume - 5   Issue - 5    |    Publication Date - November / December 2011  Table of Contents
steganography, CAD, metadata
The study expands upon previous work in format extension. The initial research purposed extra space provided by an unrefined format to store metadata about the file in question. This process does not negatively impact the original intent of the format and allows for the creation of new derivative file types with both backwards compatibility and new features. The file format extension algorithm has been rewritten entirely in C++ and is now being distributed as an open source C/C++ static library, roughdraftlib. The files from our previous research are essentially binary compatible though a few extra fields have been added for developer convenience. The new data represents the current and oldest compatible versions of the binary and values representing the scaling ratio of the image. These new fields are statically included in every file and take only a few bytes to encode, so they have a trivial effect on the overall encoding density.
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Mr. Blake W. Ford
- United States of America
Dr. Khosrow Kaikhah
Texas State University - United States of America