The emerging JBIG2 standard

TitleThe emerging JBIG2 standard
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsHoward, P. G., F. Kossentini, B. Martins, S. Forchhammer, and W. J. Rucklidge
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

The Joint Bi-Level Image Experts Group (JBIG), an international study group affiliated with ISO/IEC and ITU-T, is in the process of drafting a new standard for lossy and lossless compression of bilevel images. The new standard, informally referred to as JBIG2, will support model-based coding for test and halftones to permit compression ratios up to three times those of existing standards for lossless compression. JBIG2 will also permit lossy preprocessing without specifying how it is to be done. In this case, compression ratios up to eight times those of existing standards may be obtained with imperceptible loss of quality, It is expected that JBIG2 will become an international standard by 2000.

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