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Comparison of five popular lossless image compressors
Author(s): Theodore R. Goodman; Alexander I. Drukarev; Glen G. Langdon Jr.
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Paper Abstract

Many choices are available for lossless image compression.Each technique offers different tradeoffs between compression ratios, execution speeds, and flexibility. Performance tradeoffs typically depend on user- specified scaling parameters, and on the type of image. This investigation focuses on five well-established methods for performing lossless image compression: 'deflate' compression, Lempel-Ziv-Welch, Graphic INterchange Format, Portable Network Graphic format, and baseline JPEG-LS. Several classes of imagery are covered, and the merits of three color-mapping techniques are examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3309, Visual Communications and Image Processing '98, (9 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298384
Show Author Affiliations
Theodore R. Goodman, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Alexander I. Drukarev, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Glen G. Langdon Jr., Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3309:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '98
Sarah A. Rajala; Majid Rabbani, Editor(s)

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