This blog is a lab notebook for my work with the Reprap open source 3D printing undertaking.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Collapsing the hard disk requirements of Slice and Dice
I managed this by the simple expedient, suggested by my son Adriaan, of replacing the BMP format slice image files with the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format which uses a lossless data compression scheme. This reduced my slice image files in size from 16-22 Mbytes per slice to 80-100 Kbytes.