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Visual-pattern-based color image compression
Author(s): Gerald Schaefer; Guoping Qiu; Ming Ronnier Luo
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Paper Abstract

A novel color image coding technique based on visual patterns is presented. Visual patterns, a concept first introduced by Chen and Bovik, are image blocks representing visually meaningful information. A method has been developed to extend the concept of visual patterns (originally developed for grayscale images) to color image coding. A mapping criterion has been developed to map small image blocks to a set of predefined, universal visual patterns in a uniform color space. Source coding and color quantization are applied to achieve efficient coding. Compression ratios between 40:1 and 60:1 (0.6 - 0.4 bpp) have been achieved; subjective as well as objective measures show that the new method is comparable to state-of-the-art techniques such as JPEG.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3653, Visual Communications and Image Processing '99, (28 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334751
Show Author Affiliations
Gerald Schaefer, Univ. of Derby (United Kingdom)
Guoping Qiu, Univ. of Derby (United Kingdom)
Ming Ronnier Luo, Univ. of Derby (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3653:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '99
Kiyoharu Aizawa; Robert L. Stevenson; Ya-Qin Zhang, Editor(s)

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