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Efficient odd max quantizer for use in transform image coding
Author(s): Neal A. Hauser; Harvey B. Mitchell
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Paper Abstract

When an image is compressed using the cosine transform algorithm it is traditional to separately quantize the coefficients with an (Even) Max Quantizer. The Odd Max Quantizer is generally used at high compression ratios since although it is less efficient it is visually more pleasing. Using a very simple coding scheme, we show how the intrinsic inefficiency of the Odd Max Quantizer may be virtually eliminated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1605, Visual Communications and Image Processing '91: Visual Communication, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50269
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Neal A. Hauser, IAI-Elta Electronics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Harvey B. Mitchell, IAI-Elta Electronics Industries Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1605:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '91: Visual Communication
Kou-Hu Tzou; Toshio Koga, Editor(s)

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