Image compression techniques are necessary for the storage of huge amounts of digital images using reasonable amounts of space, and for their transmission with limited bandwidth. Several techniques such as predictive coding, transform coding, subband coding, wavelet coding, and vector quantization have been used in image coding. While each technique has some advantages, most practical systems use hybrid techniques which incorporate more than one scheme. They combine the advantages of the individual schemes and enhance the coding effectiveness. This paper proposes and evaluates a hybrid coding scheme for images using wavelet transforms and predictive coding. The performance evaluation is done using a variety of different parameters such as kinds of wavelets, decomposition levels, types of quantizers, predictor coefficients, and quantization levels. The results of evaluation are presented.

Meeting Name

Fourth International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications, 2001


Computer Science

Keywords and Phrases

Data Compression; Hybrid Coding; Image Coding; Image Compression; Performance Evaluation; Predictive Coding; Predictor Coefficients; Quantization Levels; Transform Coding; Wavelet Coding; Wavelet Transforms

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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© 2001 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jan 2001