JBIG2 is a compression algorithm for bitonal images and has been developed to replace the widely used CCITT G4 algorithm because it can reach better compression ratios. However, the algorithm has received a bad reputation which has led some security experts to the recommendation not to use the algorithm anymore. Is this a wise advice or just an overreaction? Why could it go so far?
A number of critics have spoken out against PDF/A, especially when the standard was first introduced. Many criticisms of the format, however, are based on misunderstandings. These are some of the most commonly encountered myths and legends.
A large percentage of documents are created from scanned hard copies – but you can use PDF/A for these documents as well. PDF/A-1 is a much more powerful option to archive your scanned paper documents! Learn more about the benefits of converting to PDF/A.
PDF/A documents are not only generated from digital sources a large percentage of documents are created from scanned hard copies received by mail or from files that are being converted to digital form. In such cases, the company has no access to the original files, and the documents that need to be converted into electronic documents are merely paper copies. PDF/A is preferable to other electronic formats because it is an ISO standard and a target format that provides a range of benefits with regard to archiving and reusing content.