This paper proposes a new quality improvement technique for fractal-based image compression techniques using diffusion equations. Fractal coding uses a contractive mapping scheme to represent an image. This process of contractive mapping causes artifacts and blocking effects in encoded images. This problem is severed when compression ratio is increased or there are high frequency regions in the image. Hence, to amulet the deficiency of fractal coding approaches in image compression, we propose using diffusion equations as a post processor. Diffusion equations are powerful tools for image enhancement. This technique has been examined on a variety of standard images. The obtained results indicate that the proposed method improves performance of fractal-based image compression techniques.
|Title of host publication||International Conference on Machine Vision, 2007|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV) - Islamabad, Pakistan|
Duration: 28 Dec 2007 → 29 Dec 2007
|Conference||International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV)|
|Period||28/12/2007 → 29/12/2007|