The MrSID (pronounced Mister Sid) is an acronym that stands for multiresolution seamless image database. It is a file format developed and patented by LizardTech for encoding of georeferenced raster graphics. Unlike many other file formats, any rectangular region of the image can be quickly extracted from the file without decompressing the entire file. A region can be specified for import in the MrSID Import Options dialog, or the image can be imported as a read-only image. Each of these options decreases the import time for large MrSID files.
Portions of this computer program are copyright (C) 1995-2008 Celartem, Inc., doing business as LizardTech. All rights reserved. MrSID is protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,710,835. Foreign Patents Pending.