Total variation improved wavelet thresholding in image compression

T. F. Chan*, H. M. Zhou

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, we propose using Partial Differential Equation (PDE) techniques in wavelet based image processing to reduce edge artifacts generated by wavelet thresholding. We employ minimization techniques, in particular the minimization of total variation (TV), to modify the retained standard wavelet coefficients so that the reconstructed images have less oscillations near edges. Numerical experiments show that this approach improves the reconstructed image quality in wavelet compression and in denoising.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2000) - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Sep 10 2000Sep 13 2000


ConferenceInternational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2000)
CityVancouver, BC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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