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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Cube-based [5, 6] and frame based [7] fractal compression methods are used frequently for video compression.
He holds a number of patents related to fractal compression and founded Iterated Systems Inc.
The fractal compression deals primarily with the issue of self-similarity between larger and smaller portions of an image.
The class of compressed formats termed "lossless" is based on data transformation algorithms (for a discussion of wavelet and fractal compression, see Puglia, 1998).
At present a vast majority of "commercial" image storage software employs techniques such as JPEG and fractal compression [Waite 1990; Jacquin 1993; Fischer 19851 (this is a separate technique based on VQ principles and fractals and is not related to Jang and Rajala's method).
At the time of his disappearance, he co-owned Total Multimedia, which worked at the forefront of fractal compression, the art of packing increasing amounts of data into software and transmitting it at higher and higher rates of speed.
Iterated Systems has made its money by charging firms a premium for using its technology, such as Microsoft, which used the fractal compression in its Encarta CD-ROM encyclopedia.
Fractal compression will be used for video on demand and other major distribution applications.
For developers of Windows-based imaging applications, POEM ColorBox III includes DLLs for fractal compression, a Fractal Transform Template editor and other new features.
MyZipSoft's first product, MyPhotoZip (MPZ), is breakthrough software that utilizes state-of-the-art wavelet and fractal compression technology that produces ultra compression ratios - the highest available.
Blast's advanced fractal compression is able to reduce the size of the information sent to 1/12 of a standard wave format, allowing a 20 second voice message to use only 30K compared to the 454k of other Internet voice products available on the market today.
Fractal compression is done by recording images in equations that are iterated many times by using the result of one equation as input to the next, enabling the image to be recorded in more detail.