A technique for the evaluation of image compression algorithms was developed. This technique was then applied in the evaluation of six image compression algorithms (ARIDPCM, ISO/JPEG DCT, zonal DCT, proprietary wavelet, proprietary sub-band coding and the proprietary DCT). Of the six algorithms evaluated, the Wavelet algorithm performed the best on average in image quality at all bit rates. The JPEG DCT was concluded to be the most useful algorithm because of its performance and the advantages that come with being an international standard.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Algorithms; Computer algorithms; Image processing--Digital techniques--Evaluation; Image compression--Evaluation
Department, Program, or Center
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)
Brower, Bernard V., "Evaluation of digital image compression algorithms for use on lap top computers" (1992). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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