Creating hardcopy representations of images, for example to use as illustrations in reports and publications, is important to many users of image processing systems. It is also usu-ally important to store the images so that they can be retrieved later, for instance to compare with new ones or to transmit to someone else. Printing and storage of images are dynamic areas of hardware and software development, with major advances occurring frequently. As for the developments in cameras and scanners, the major impetus is not the needs of the scientific, technical, and forensic applications.