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Algorithm for fast fractal image compression
Author(s): John Kominek
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Paper Abstract

Fractal image compression is a promising new technology that may successfully provide a codec for PC-to-PC video communications. Unfortunately, the large amount of computation needed for the compression stage is a major obstacle that needs to be overcome. This paper introduces the Fast Fractal Image Compression algorithm, a new approach to breaking the `speed problem' that has plagued previous efforts. For still images, experiments show that at comparable quality levels the FFIC algorithm is 5 to 50 times faster than the current state of the art. Such an improvement brings real-time video applications within the reach of fractal mathematics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2419, Digital Video Compression: Algorithms and Technologies 1995, (17 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206368
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John Kominek, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2419:
Digital Video Compression: Algorithms and Technologies 1995
Arturo A. Rodriguez; Robert J. Safranek; Edward J. Delp, Editor(s)

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