All disciplines that work with image data-from astrophysics to medical research and historic preservation-increasingly require efficient ways to browse and inspect large sets of high-resolution images. Based on the JPEG 2000 image-compression standard, the JHelioviewer solar image visualization tool lets users browse petabyte-scale image archives as well as locate and manipulate specific data sets.
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We are grateful for the European Space Agency’s Research and Scientific Support Department’s financial support. J. Ireland acknowledges support from NASA Virtual Observatories for Heliophysics Data program (NASA Research Announcement NNH072DA001N [ROSES 2007] 07-VX00-0016).