Progressive Transmission of Continuous Tone Images Using Multi-Level Error Diffusion Method

Tohru MORITA  Hiroshi OCHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E82-B   No.1   pp.103-111
Publication Date: 1999/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Source Encoding
Keyword: 
error diffusion method,  gray-scale image,  multi-level image,  lossless coding,  progressive decoding,  progressive transmission,  

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Summary: 
We propose a new method of progressive transmission of continuous tone images using multi-level error diffusion method. Assuming that the pixels are ordered and the error is diffused to later pixels, multi-level error-diffused images are resolved into a multiple number of bit planes. In an image with 8 bits per pixel, the number of the bit planes that we construct is 9, and the 2-level, 3-level, 5-level,, error-diffused images are produced by a successive use of the bit planes. The original image is finally achieved precisely.