1 April 1997 Lossless compression of continuous-tone images by combined inter-bit-plane decorrelation and JBIG coding
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J. of Electronic Imaging, 6(2), (1997). doi:10.1117/12.269344
Abstract
Lossless compression techniques are essential in some applications, such as archival and communication of medical images. In this paper, an improvement on the Joint Bi-Level Imaging Group (JBIG) method for continuous-tone image compression is proposed. The method is an innovative combination of multiple decorrelation procedures, namely a lossless Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)-based predictor, a transform-based inter-bit-plane decorrelator, and a JBIG-based intra-bit-plane decorrelator. The improved JBIG coding scheme outperformed lossless JPEG coding, JBIG coding, and the best mode of compression with reversible embedded wavelets (CREW) coding, on the average bit rate, by 0.56 (8 bits/component images only), 0.14, and 0.12 bits per pixel with the JPEG standard set of 23 continuous-tone test images. The compression technique may be easily incorporated into currently existing JBIG-based products. A high-order entropy estimation algorithm is also presented, which indicates the potentially achievable lower bound bit rate, and should be useful in decorrelation analysis as well as in the design as cascaded decorrelators.
Liang Shen, Rangaraj M. Rangayyan, "Lossless compression of continuous-tone images by combined inter-bit-plane decorrelation and JBIG coding," Journal of Electronic Imaging 6(2), (1 April 1997). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.269344
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Image compression

Binary data

Error analysis

Computer programming

Image quality standards

Statistical analysis

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