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Introduction to Data Compression, 4th Edition by Khalid Sayood

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Lossless Image Compression

7.1 Overview

In this chapter, we examine a number of schemes used for lossless compression of images. We will look at schemes for compression of grayscale and color images as well as schemes for compression of binary images. Among these schemes are several that are a part of international standards.

7.2 Introduction

To this point in the book, we have focused on compression techniques. Although some of them may apply to some preferred applications, the focus has been on the technique rather than on the application. However, there are certain techniques for which it is impossible to separate the technique from the application. This is because the techniques rely upon the properties or characteristics of the application. ...

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