USING H.264/AVC-INTRA FOR DCT BASED SEGMENTATION DRIVEN COMPOUND IMAGE COMPRESSION

Abstract
This paper presents a one pass block classification algorithm for efficient coding of compound images which consists of multimedia elements like text, graphics and natural images. The objective is to minimize the loss of visual quality of text during compression by separating text information which needs high special resolution than the pictures and background. It segments computer screen images into text/graphics and picture/background classes based on DCT energy in each 4x4 block, and then compresses both text/graphics pixels and picture/background blocks by H.264/AVC with variable quantization parameter. Experimental results show that the single H.264/AVC-INTRA coder with variable quantization outperforms single coders such as JPEG, JPEG-2000 for compound images. Also the proposed method improves the PSNR value significantly than standard JPEG, JPEG-2000 and while keeping competitive compression ratios.

Authors
S. Ebenezer Juliet, V. Sadasivam, D. Jemi Florinabel
Manomaniam Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu, India

Keywords
Compound Image Compression, Block Classification, DCT Coefficients, H.264/AVC-Intra
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Image and Video Processing
( Volume: 2 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication :
August 2011

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