Fractal Imaging

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Academic Press, 1997 - Computers - 412 pages
Fractal image compression technology, one of the major digital image compression techniques, has been a well kept secret for many years. While there are many books written on other technologies, such as DCT/JPEG andwavelet theory, few books touch the subject of fractal image compression. Fractal Imaging presents the logic, technology, and various uses of fractal imaging by analyzing a complete, usable fractal image representation system. This detailed work will be a must for engineers interested in building fractal imaging systems. It will also be of interest to the general public, showing how mathematics once again plays a central role in our lives, where art and science intersect. Included is a CD-ROM containing fractal images and a freeware version of Iterated Systems fractal imaging utility.

Key Features
* Modeling realistic images
* Efficient, fractal image representation and enhancement
* Data compression and coding algorithms with Sample C code
* 16-page color insert
* Includes Fractal Imager Software
* Fractal Imager is an award-winning Windows" product that produces Fractal Image Format (FIF) files;This software helps you to create interactive Web page images that download fast and look sharp.
* Put interactive images on your Web site
* Give great image quality and resolution independent zoomability
* Super fast Internet progressive display
* More content without taking more space!

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