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n. ~ A standard (ISO/IEC 8632) specifying a mechanism to store and transfer picture description information between systems.

(ISO/IEC 8632, 1999) ISO/IEC 8632 provides a file format suitable for the storage and retrieval of picture description information. The file format consists of an ordered set of elements that may be used to describe pictures in a way that is compatible between systems of different architectures, compatible with devices of differing capabilities and design, and meaningful to application constituencies. This picture description includes the capability for describing static images.