The only way at present (assuming that you mean some kind of standard
system compression, e.g. gzip, bzip, compress, zip), would be to have
a shell script which uncompresses the images on the fly.
Of course, if you had images that were compressed according to the PCK
format (or similar), or used one of the img-CIF compression methods,
it would be done automatically by Mosflm.
I was wondering if there is some king of trick that would allow to
use a compressed diffraction image during data processing.
Best wishes, Andrzej Lyskowski
Dr Harry Powell, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, MRC Centre,
Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QH