fractal compression

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fractal compression

(algorithm)
A technique for encoding images using fractals.

Yuval Fisher's fractal image compression site.

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Barnsley has published several books including Fractals Everywhere, SuperFractals and Fractal Image Compression (co-authored with Dr.
Topics of the 16 papers include the JPEG family of coding standards, fractal image compression, distributed compression of field snapshots in sensor networks, two-dimensional shape coding, and lossless compression of VLSI layout image data.
The key problem in fractal image compression is that of obtaining the IFS code (a set of linear transformations) which approximates a given image with a certain prescribed accuracy (inverse IFS problem).
These models have been applied to many interesting problems, including fractal image compression (Fisher 1995).
The core of this book describes the development of a state-of-the- art fractal image compression system.
The ViewCall system incorporates unique fractal image compression techniques that deliver quick-loading broadcast-quality pictures to a standard TV demonstrably faster than currently available PC-based Internet access systems.