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Low-bit-rate image compression evaluations
Author(s): Bernard V. Brower
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Paper Abstract

In order to assist the National Imagery Transmission Format Standard (NITFS) Technical Board (NTB) in selecting new BWC algorithm(s), evaluations of candidate image compression algorithms were performed on the basis of objective and subjective image quality performance, bit rate control, susceptibility to channel errors, and complexity of implementation. Based on these evaluations, which were conducted under the guidance of the NTB, it was concluded that the ISO/JPEG DCT compression algorithm was the most suitable for the NITFS purpose even though two proprietary sub-band coding techniques generally performed better in subjective image quality. Moreover, it was decided that three algorithms would be further evaluated at very low bit rates where the ISO/JPEG DCT does not perform optimally.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2239, Visual Information Processing III, (24 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179284
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Bernard V. Brower, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2239:
Visual Information Processing III
Friedrich O. Huck; Richard D. Juday, Editor(s)

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