The Image Storage System (ISS) is a general purpose graphics facility for the storage and retrieval of pictures. ISS utilizes the capabilities of the Mistress Relational Database Management System, the Relation Interpreter Package and the CORE Graphics Package. The system was developed to illustrate that by utilizing a database system for the storage of the actual picture description, users can incorporate graphics into their applications very simply without becoming a graphics or programming expert. Through the database, image data can be shared between applications and changes or additions to the image will not require program modification. As a consequence of using a data base management system, graphical as well as nongraphical information may be stored together. An important out come of this is that the graphical data may be accessible for non-graphical purposes as well. The database schema is illustrated and its flexibility and user adaptability is demonstrated. The graphics image interpreter is described as well as the underlying Relation Interpreter Package on which it is built.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Computer graphics--Storage; Electronic data processing--Storage; Information storage and retrieval systems; Database management
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Johnson, Daryl G., "An image storage system using a relational database management system to facilitate picture data handling" (1987). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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