Submission request to W3C

We, W3C member Hewlett-Packard Company hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification comprising the document(s) linked below:

  1. Internet Imaging Protocol V1.0

which collectively are referred to as "the submission". We request the submission be known as the Internet Imaging Protocol submission.


This document is a specification for communicating tiled, multiresolution image data and metadata over networks. IIP allows a single image resource to be used for fast browsing, high-resolution printing, and complex image manipulation without requiring extensive server-side processing. This document was developed jointly by Hewlett-Packard Company, Live Picture Inc., and Eastman Kodak Company.

Intellectual property Rights

This specification is being provided by the copyright holders under the following license. By obtaining, using, and/or copying this specification, you agree that you have read, understood, and will comply with the following terms and conditions: Permission to use, copy, and distribute this specification for any purpose and without fee or royalty is hereby granted, provided that the full text of this NOTICE appears on ALL copies of the specification or portions thereof, including modifications, that you make. THIS SPECIFICATION IS PROVIDED AS IS, AND THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THAT THE USE OF THE SPECIFICATION WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY THIRD PARTY PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS OR OTHER RIGHTS. THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS WILL BEAR NO LIABILITY FOR ANY USE OF THIS SPECIFICATION. The name and trademarks of the copyright holders may NOT be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to the specification without specific, written prior permission. Title to the copyright in this specification and any associated documentation will at all times remain with the copyright holders.


The following are registered marks refered to in this request or the submission: FlashPix, PhotoYCC are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.


The submission may distributed within the membership of the W3C free of any fee.

The submission may be distributed publicly free of any fee

The submission may be distributed publicly free of any fee in the case that the submission is [acknowledged| accepted as a work item] publicly free of any fee.


The following points should be noted as regards licensable technology involved in any third party implementations of the technology specified in the submission: The FlashPix file format is referred and used but not required for IIP. Microsoft Structured Storage is referred to and used but not required for IIP.

Suggested action

We suggest that the Consortium consider this work as relevant to the activities of the Graphics working group and make this work available as a Note.


To help with this work, we expect to be able to provide one non-resident engineering person to the Consortium.

Change control

Should any changes be required to the document, change requests will be made to the IIP mailing list at iip@hplaef.cup.hp.com. These changes must be approved by all copyright holders. The IIP mailing list is open to subscription; send a message "subscribe iip" to majordomo@iip@hplaef.cup.hp.com.


Inquiries from the public or press about this submission should be directed to: Andrew Mutz andy_mutz@hp.com, Marc Spencer mspencer@kodak.com, Robert Phipps rmp@kodak.com, Robert Blumberg rblumbert@livepicture.com or the mailing list iip@hplaef.cup.hp.com.


this 18th of April, 1997

Mark Gasteen
W3C Advisory Commmittee Representative
Hewlett-Packard Company

$Date: 1997/08/09 18:00:10 $