Lossless compression of color images in the RGB domain

Nasir D. Memon, Khalid Sayood

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    Although much work has been done towards developing lossless algorithms for compressing image data, most techniques reported have been for two-tone or gray scale images. It is generally accepted that a color image can be easily encoded by using a gray scale compression technique on each of the three (say, RGB) color planes. Such an approach however fails to take into account the substantial correlations which are present between color planes. Although several lossy compression schemes that exploit such correlations have been reported in the literature, we are not aware of any such techniques for lossless compression. Because of the difference in goals, the best ways of exploiting redundancies for lossy and lossless compression can be, and usually are, very different. In this paper we propose and investigate a few lossless compression schemes for color images. Both prediction schemes and error modeling schemes are presented that exploit inter-frame correlations. Implementation results on a test set of images yield significant improvements.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    EditorsAndrew G. Tescher
    PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
    Pages95-106
    Number of pages12
    Volume2298
    ISBN (Print)0819416223
    StatePublished - 1994
    EventApplications of Digital Image Processing XVII - San Diego, CA, USA
    Duration: Jul 26 1994Jul 29 1994

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    OtherApplications of Digital Image Processing XVII
    CitySan Diego, CA, USA
    Period7/26/947/29/94

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    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Memon, N. D., & Sayood, K. (1994). Lossless compression of color images in the RGB domain. In A. G. Tescher (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2298, pp. 95-106). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

    Lossless compression of color images in the RGB domain. / Memon, Nasir D.; Sayood, Khalid.

    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Andrew G. Tescher. Vol. 2298 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1994. p. 95-106.

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    Memon, ND & Sayood, K 1994, Lossless compression of color images in the RGB domain. in AG Tescher (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 2298, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 95-106, Applications of Digital Image Processing XVII, San Diego, CA, USA, 7/26/94.
    Memon ND, Sayood K. Lossless compression of color images in the RGB domain. In Tescher AG, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2298. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 1994. p. 95-106
    Memon, Nasir D. ; Sayood, Khalid. / Lossless compression of color images in the RGB domain. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Andrew G. Tescher. Vol. 2298 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1994. pp. 95-106
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