MIGRATOR 2000
Public Information

MIGRATOR 2000 stands for Migration of Image Generation and Registration Authoring Tools to the Open Resources of JPEG 2000.

MIGRATOR 2000 will develop, demonstrate and disseminate tools for the JPEG 2000 digital imaging standard. The project focuses on image archiving, image delivery and medical applications, including the implementation of IPR protection, content description and watermarking.


JPEG 2000 is a new image compression and coding system developed by the JPEG committee. Subject to final approval, Part 1 of the new JPEG 2000 standard (ISO/IEC 15444-1) will be available early in 2001. Other Parts are likely to be completed in 2001 and 2002.


This site will be used to disseminate the results of MIGRATOR 2000. The project started in January 2000 and will complete in June 2001. Currently the following material is available:

  • Our introductory leaflet
  • A comparison between JPEG 2000 image compression and existing JPEG compression
  • JPEG 2000 tools 2.0, developed by MIGRATOR 2000 partner ADETTI
  • Presentations featuring several MIGRATOR 2000 partners from recent DIG@U events in Lisbon and Florence
  • A presentation given by MIGRATOR 2000 partner Elysium to one of the UK committees responsible for medical informatics (26/9/2000)
  • Pandora: "a web page inside a JPX file", using JPEG 2000 Part 2 file format technology


MIGRATOR 2000 is made up of organisations from commerce, industry and the academic world.

News from the MIGRATOR 2000 partners is available. You can also visit their own websites, listed below:

External partners associated with the project are:


MIGRATOR 2000 is a project within the Information Society Technologies theme of the European Commission's Fifth RTD Framework Programme.