This Tutorial Text provides a practical guide to image compression using fractal and wavelet techniques. Numerous computer examples are used throughout the text to illustrate applications. Windows software accompanying the book enables readers to explore these technologies in depth. Access to C/C++ source code will be available to readers.
Part 1 Fractal Image Compression: Iterated Function Systems; Fractal Encoding of Grayscale Images; Speeding Up Fractal Encoding. Part 2 Wavelet Image Compression: Simple Wavelets; Daubechies Wavelets; Wavelet Image Compression Techniques; Comparison of Fractal and Wavelet Image Compression; Appendix A - Using the Accompanying Software; Appendix B - Utility Windows Library (UWL); Appendix C - Organization of the Accompanying Software Source Code.