All, I was reading a document talk about a computer science framework(dcm4chee). https://dcm4che.atlassian.net/wiki/display/ee2/Compression+Service
But I have problem to understand some sentence of it. Please help to review it .
What I have trouble to understand is the first sentence of the document.
Compression Service. The Compression Service supports delayed, lossless compression of received images. This is an alternative to immediately compressing images when received.
I think it is because I didn't know the
an alternative to meaning.
Does it mean the Compression Service only support delayed lossless compression of received images? I mean not support the immediately compressing images when received?