Mixed Raster Content

Segmentation, Compression, Transmission

  • George Pavlidis

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 353-354

About this book


This book presents the main concepts in handling digital images of mixed content, traditionally referenced as mixed raster content (MRC), in two main parts. The first includes introductory chapters covering the scientific and technical background aspects, whereas the second presents a set of research and development approaches to tackle key issues in MRC segmentation, compression and transmission.

The book starts with a review of color theory and the mechanism of color vision in humans. In turn, the second chapter reviews data coding and compression methods so as to set the background and demonstrate the complexity involved in dealing with MRC. Chapter three addresses the segmentation of images through an extensive literature review, which highlights the various approaches used to tackle MRC segmentation.

The second part of the book focuses on the segmentation of color images for optimized compression, including multi-layered decomposition and representation of MRC and the processes that can be employed to optimize the coding rates of those different layers. Rounding out the coverage, the final chapter examines the segmentation of color images for optimized transmission.


Color management JPEG compression mixed raster content MRC MRC segmentation multi-layered decomposition optimized transmission

Authors and affiliations

  • George Pavlidis
    • 1
  1. 1.Athena Research CenterUniversity Campus at KimmeriaXanthiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2829-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2830-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4870
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