Performance Analysis of JPEG Algorithm on the Basis of Quantization Tables

  • Mumtaz Ahmad Khan
  • Qamar Alam
  • Mohd Sadiq
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 199)


Image compression techniques are used to reduce the storage and transmission costs. Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) is one of the most popular compression standards in the field of still image compression. In JPEG technique, an input image is decomposed using the DCT, quantized using quantization matrix and further compressed by using entropy encoding. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to carry out the performance analysis of JPEG on the basis of quantization tables. In this paper, we have employed the nelson algorithm for the generation of quantization table; and an attempt has been made for the identification of the best quantization table, because for digital image processing (DIP), it is necessary to discover a new quantization tables to achieve better image quality than the obtained by the JPEG standard. Research has shown that quantization tables used during JPEG compression can also be used to separate images that have been processed by software from those that have not been processed; and it is also used to remove JPEG artefacts or for JPEG recompression.


JPEG DCT Quantization tables 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Electrical EngineeringUniversity Polytechnic, Faculty of Engineering, and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, A Central UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceInstitute of Management StudiesRoorkeeIndia
  3. 3.Department of Computer EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyKurukshetraIndia

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