Kodak Photo-CD allows you to have conventional photographs converted to Kodak's proprietary CD-ROM format. Not all CD-ROM drives can access Photo-CDs. You might want to contact Kodak for a full list of those that can. Each PCD file contains five scans of the same image at the resolutions listed below. Photo-CD files reside in the \PHOTO_CD\IMAGES\ directory on the CD-ROM and are named IMGxxxx. PCD, where xxxx is a four digit number ranging from 0001 to the number of images on the disk.
A sixth resolution (6144x4096) may be available on Photo-CD PRO disks. This is an extension to the standard, and resides in a different directory on the disk. PMView will use the information in PHOTO_CD\IPE\IMGxxxx\64BASE\INFO.IC when reading this resolution.
All five standard image resolutions and orientations are supported. When needed, the images will automatically be rotated without any extra memory overhead during decoding. The Photo-CD PRO extension (64 Base) is also supported.
PMView will prompt you for the desired resolution before loading an image. A default resolution can also be specified in the Preferences Notebook.
Thumbnails will be loaded from \PHOTO_CD\OVERVIEW.PCD if it is available. An option for automatically loading/showing the startup file \PHOTO_CD\STARTUP.PCD is not available. However, if required, it can be viewed simply by changing the directory.
Standard Photo CD image resolutions and memory needed for decoding:
192 x 128 73,728 bytes
384 x 256 294,912 bytes
768 x 512 1,179,648 bytes
1536 x 1024 4,784,128 bytes
3072 x 2048 19,070,976 bytes
6144 x 4096 75,694,080 bytes
The specified amount of memory needed for decoding includes the size needed for the Huffman tables and may therefore differ from the size reported by other programs.