L/sub ∞/ constrained high-fidelity image compression via adaptive context modeling
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In this paper, we study high-fidelity image compression with a given tight L(infinity) bound. We propose some practical adaptive context modeling techniques to correct prediction biases caused by quantizing prediction residues, a problem common to the existing DPCM-type predictive near-lossless image coders. By incorporating the proposed techniques into the near-lossless version of CALIC that is considered by many as the state-of-the-art algorithm, we were able to increase its PSNR by 1 dB or more and/or reduce its bit rate by 10% or more, more encouragingly, at bit rates around 1.25 bpp or higher, our method obtained competitive PSNR results against the best L(2)-based wavelet coders, while obtaining much smaller L(infinity) bound.
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