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.
Mneney, "Low bit-rate video coding using fractal compression of wavelet subtrees," in Proceedings of the 7th IEEE AFRICON Conference in Africa: Technology Innovation, pp.
Barnsley is a world renowned mathematician, professor, entrepreneur, author and expert in fractal compression. He holds a number of patents related to fractal compression and founded Iterated Systems Inc., where the early fractal video codecs were developed.
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).
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.
A new approach to compressing images, called fractal compression, recognizes that images in nature are built from fractal patterns.
For developers of Windows-based imaging applications, POEM ColorBox III includes DLLs for fractal compression, a Fractal Transform Template editor and other new features.
Some of the more promising include Fractal Compression, MPEG II and Px64.