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Comparison of wavelet image coders using picture quality scale (PQS)
Author(s): Jian Lu; V. Ralph Algazi; Robert R. Estes
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Paper Abstract

Image coding is one of the most visible applications of wavelets. There has been an increasing number of reports each year since the late 1980s on the design of new wavelet coders and variations to existing ones. In this paper, we report some results from our comparative study of wavelet image coders using a perception-based, quantitative picture quality scale as the distortion measure. Coders are evaluated in rate-distortion sense; the influences of different wavelets, quantizers, and encoders are assessed individually. Our results provide an insight into the design issues of optimizing wavelet coders, as well as a good reference for application developers to choose from an increasingly large family of wavelet coders for their applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2491, Wavelet Applications II, (6 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205371
Show Author Affiliations
Jian Lu, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
V. Ralph Algazi, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Robert R. Estes, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2491:
Wavelet Applications II
Harold H. Szu, Editor(s)

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