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Compression of confocal microscopy images: a comparative study
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Paper Abstract

In the present communication an extensive study of lossless and lossy compression of laser confocal microscopy images is conducted. For the lossy (irreversible) case, both objective and subjective results are given. It is shown that the JPEG2000 compression standard outperforms all others, even the recently introduced HD Photo, in both the reversible and irreversible cases. More specifically, the JPEG2000 lossless performance is approximately 15% better than the next best image data compression algorithm tested (namely the PNG) and the JPEG2000 lossy compression objective performance results are at least 3dB better than that of HD Photo or JPEG.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7000, Optical and Digital Image Processing, 70000I (19 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.785077
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Angelos A. Skodras, Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Athanassios N. Skodras, Hellenic Open Univ. (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7000:
Optical and Digital Image Processing
Peter Schelkens; Touradj Ebrahimi; Gabriel Cristóbal; Frédéric Truchetet, Editor(s)

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