Lossless Compression of Color-Quantized Images Using Block-Based Palette Reordering

  • António J. R. Neves
  • Armando J. Pinho
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3211)


It is well-known that the lossless compression of color-indexed images can be improved if a suitable reordering of the palette is performed before encoding the images. In this paper, we show that, if this reordering is made in a block basis, then further compression gains can be attained. Moreover, we show that the use of block-based palette reordering can outperform a previously proposed block packing procedure. Experimental results using a JPEG-LS encoder are presented, showing how different reordering methods behave.


Image compression reordering techniques lossless image coding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • António J. R. Neves
    • 1
  • Armando J. Pinho
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. de Electrónica e Telecomunicações / IEETAUniversidade de AveiroAveiroPortugal

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