WIF : Java Glossary
I have left this tombstone entry for historical interest.
WIF (Wavelet Image Files)
Was Cengine’s compression scheme for images files. *.wif were a replacement for *.jpg files on the
web. They used a mathematical technique called wavelet transforms to achieve an
astounding 300 to 1 compression.
This is a quite different mathematical technique from fractals. This means you can
put giant full colour images on your website and have people download them without
long waits. The only catch is the user had to install a free plug-into decode the
Wavelet files. You needed a special <EMBED syntax in
your html to display the pictures. The viewer was not available for all platforms.