Epsilon - Wavelet compressed images

Driver short name


GDAL can read and write wavelet-compressed images through the Epsilon library. epsilon 0.9.1 is required.

The driver rely on the Open Source EPSILON library (dual LGPL/GPL licence v3). In its current state, the driver will only be able to read images with regular internal tiling.

The EPSILON driver only supports 1 band (grayscale) and 3 bands (RGB) images

This is mainly intended to be used by the Rasterlite - Rasters in SQLite DB driver.

Driver capabilities

Supports CreateCopy()

This driver supports the GDALDriver::CreateCopy() operation

Supports VirtualIO

This driver supports virtual I/O operations (/vsimem/, etc.)

Creation options

  • TARGET Target size reduction as a percentage of the original (0-100). Defaults to 96

  • FILTER. See EPSILON documentation or ‘gdalinfo –format EPSILON’ for full list of filter IDs. Defaults to ‘daub97lift’

  • BLOCKXSIZE=n: Sets tile width, defaults to 256. Power of 2 between 32 and 1024

  • BLOCKYSIZE=n: Sets tile height, defaults to 256. Power of 2 between 32 and 1024

  • MODE=[NORMAL/OTLPF] : OTLPF is some kind of hack to reduce boundary artifacts when image is broken into several tiles. Due to mathematical constrains this method can be applied to biorthogonal filters only. Defaults to OTLPF

  • RGB_RESAMPLE=[YES/NO] : Whether RGB buffer must be resampled to 4:2:0. Defaults to YES