AIC - The Software

On this page you can download the Advanced Image Coding software. With this software you can:

Open and save files in the following formats:

  • Windows Bitmap (.bmp)
  • Portable PixMap (.ppm)
  • Portable GrayMap (.pgm)
  • JPEG (.jpg)
  • JPEG-2000 (.jp2)
  • Advanced Image Coding (.aic)

When saving a file in a lossy format (JPEG, JPEG-2000 or AIC) you can choose a quality setting and view live results for this setting before saving the file:

Automatically test and compare the JPEG, JPEG-2000 and AIC codecs

This feature runs these codecs on a given image at all quality levels (or every second or every fourth quality level) and shows the results in a chart. The chart displays the Compression vs Quality trade-off and shows the objective image quality at several bit rates. The chart on the Results page are created this way.


The AIC software is written for Windows 32-bit operating systems, including Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP and 2003, although I only tested on Windows 2000 and Windows XP. You can download the software in two ways:

  • With a setup program: AICSetup.exe (1.32 MB). This is the easiest way. Just download and start this application to install the AIC software on your computer.
  • As a ZIP file: (1.28 MB). If you prefer extracting the software manually.

You can also download the source code to build the software yourself with Embarcadero Delphi.

Please read the ReadMe.txt file for more information.