ISSN : 1796-2048
Volume : 2    Issue : 6    Date : November 2007

Selection of Mother Wavelet For Image Compression on Basis of Nature of Image
Gajanan K. Kharate, Varsha H. Patil, and Niranjan L. Bhale
Page(s): 44-51
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Recently discrete wavelet transform and wavelet packet has emerged as popular techniques for
image compression. The wavelet transform is one of the major processing components of image
compression. The results of the compression change as per the basis and tap of the wavelet used.
This paper compares compression performance of Daubechies, Biorthogonal, Coiflets and other
wavelets along with results for different frequency images. Based on the result, it is proposed that
proper selection of mother wavelet on the basis of nature of images, improve the quality as well as
compression ratio remarkably. The prime objective is to select the proper mother wavelet during the
transform phase to compress the color image. This paper includes the discussion on principles of
image compression, image compression methodology, the basics of wavelet and orthogonal
wavelet transforms, the selection of discrete wavelet transform with results and conclusion.

Index Terms
Compression, Mother wavelet, Daubechies, Biorthogonal, Coiflets.