ER Mapper released Image Compressor, a cost-effective desktop application for high-speed JPEG 2000 or ECW image compression. Image compression is used to make large data sets more accessible and easier to use in GIS and other desktop applications. It features high-speed image compression to the open standard JPEG 2000 format. The adoption of the JPEG 2000 format ensures maximum data interoperability between software applications and organizations. Image Compressor provides color balancing, cropping, reprojection and many other features to complement the image compression workflow. (ER Mapper, San Diego)