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28 December 2000 JPEG 2000 still image coding versus other standards
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JPEG 2000, the new ISO/ITU-T standard for still image coding, is about to be finished. Other new standards have been recently introduced, namely JPEG-LS and MPEG-4 VTC. This paper compares the set of features offered by JPEG 2000, and how well they are fulfilled, versus JPEG-LS and MPEG-4 VTC, as well as the older but widely used JPEG and more recent PNG. The study concentrates on compression efficiency and functionality set, while addressing other aspects such as complexity. Lossless compression efficiency as well as the fixed and progressive lossy rate-distortion behaviors are evaluated. Robustness to transmission errors, Region of Interest coding and complexity are also discussed. The principles behind each algorithm are briefly described. The results show that the choice of the 'best' standard depends strongly on the application at hand, but that JPEG 2000 supports the widest set of features among the evaluated standards, while providing superior rate-distortion performance in most cases.
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Diego Santa-Cruz, Touradj Ebrahimi, Joel Askelof, Mathias Larsson, and Charilaos A. Christopoulos "JPEG 2000 still image coding versus other standards", Proc. SPIE 4115, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXIII, (28 December 2000);

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