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the WSQ file extension!

wsq file icon.wsq - UTAU file

wsq file icon.wsq - WinEsquema flowchart file

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WSQ file extension - Wavelet-packet Scalar Quantization bitmap file

What is wsq file? How to open wsq files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The WSQ file extension is related to Wavelet-packet Scalar Quantization bitmap file format.

The Wavelet Scalar Quantization algorithm (WSQ) is a compression algorithm used for gray-scale fingerprint images. It is based on wavelet theory and has become a standard for the exchange and storage of fingerprint images. WSQ was developed by the FBI, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

This compression method is preferred over standard compression algorithms like JPEG because at the same compression ratios WSQ doesn't present the "blocking artifacts" and loss of fine-scale features that are not acceptable for identification in financial environments and criminal justice.

Help how to open WSQ files:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to open this bitmap file type.
For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to open bitmap images

How to convert file with extension WSQ:

There is no specific information in the database, about how to convert this file extension.
For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert bitmap files

Related links:

Wavelet.org

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