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Wavelet methods for compression, rendering, and descreening in digital halftoning
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Paper Abstract

Digital halftoning is the process to render continuous-tone images on binary display devices such as printers. Although the transmission of halftone images to printers can be compressed using established lossless protocols, lossy compression methods of the original image can achieve higher efficiencies. We present some experimental work in developing a reversible wavelet-based image compression algorithm that is tuned for halftoning. We also describe a rendering algorithm which is based on the wavelet coefficients from the compressed domain, and which matches the number of dots to the average image intensity at multiple resolutions. Additionally, we address the issue of inverse halftoning using wavelet decompositions of the halftone data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3078, Wavelet Applications IV, (3 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271757
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Nancy A. Breaux, Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana (United States)
Chee-Hung Henry Chu, Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3078:
Wavelet Applications IV
Harold H. Szu, Editor(s)

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