Image Compression Books

The following books contain tutorials on SPIHT.

Image Compression Papers

By now there are more than 6000 publications (Google Scholar, 10/25/2013) citing the original journal article on SPIHT (see first paper below). For worked examples of SPIHT coding and some of our subsequent work on SPIHT compression, please go to the Homepage of W. Pearlman

The files below, with generic names, *.ps.gz, contain papers in PostScript® format, which have been compressed with gzip, and must be decompressed with gunzip or WinZip.

File csvt96_sp.pdf
Pre-print of the SPIHT image compression paper: "A New Fast and Efficient Image Codec Based on Set Partitioning in Hierarchical Trees," by Amir Said and William A. Pearlman, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 6, pp. 243-250, June 1996. IEEE Circuits and Systems Society 1998 Video Technology Transactions Best Paper Award.
File ip96_sp.pdf
Pre-print of the S+P transform paper: "An Image Multiresolution Representation for Lossless and Lossy Image Compression," by Amir Said and William A. Pearlman, first submitted July 1994, and published in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 5, pp. 1303-1310, Sept. 1996. IEEE Signal Processing Society 1998 Best Paper Award (Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing Area).
File med_ms.ps.gz
Compressed Postscript of a paper about compression of medical images, with a comparative evaluation of SPIHT and other methods. "Wavelet compression of medical images with set partitioning in hierarchical trees," by Armando Manduca and Amir Said, presented at the SPIE Symposium on Medical Imaging, Cambridge, MA, March 1996.
File SpieVcip93.ps.gz
Compressed Postscript of the S+P transform conference paper: "Reversible Image compression via multiresolution representation and predictive coding," by Amir Said and William A. Pearlman, presented at the SPIE VCIP Symposium, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 1993. The last images were removed to reduce the file size.

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