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6 October 1997 Novel wavelet coder for color image compression
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Proceedings Volume 3229, Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems II; (1997)
Event: Voice, Video, and Data Communications, 1997, Dallas, TX, United States
A new still image compression algorithm based on the multi-threshold wavelet coding (MTWC) technique is proposed in this work. It is an embedded wavelet coder in the sense that its compression ratio can be controlled depending on the bandwidth requirement of image transmission. At low bite rates, MTWC can avoid the blocking artifact from JPEG to result in a better reconstructed image quality. An subband decision scheme is developed based on the rate-distortion theory to enhance the image fidelity. Moreover, a new quantization sequence order is introduced based on our analysis of error energy reduction in significant and refinement maps. Experimental results are given to demonstrate the superior performance of the proposed new algorithm in its high reconstructed quality for color and gray level image compression and low computational complexity. Generally speaking, it gives a better rate- distortion tradeoff and performs faster than most existing state-of-the-art wavelet coders.
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Houng-Jyh Mike Wang and C.-C. Jay Kuo "Novel wavelet coder for color image compression", Proc. SPIE 3229, Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems II, (6 October 1997);

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