JPEG Quality Transcoders
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JPEG Quality Transcoders

John Lazzaro and John Wawryznek
Computer Science Division
University of California at Berkeley

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JPEG is a lossy compression standard for digital images. The JPEG encoding process lets users trade off reduced compressed filesize for degraded image quality.

We have developed a JPEG Quality Transcoder (JQT) that converts a JPEG image file that was encoded with low image quality to a larger JPEG image file with reduced visual artifacts, without access to the original uncompressed image.

In this website, we show how JQTs can be used in networked systems to:

  • Reduce bandwidth while maintaining perceptual quality.
  • Enhance perceptual quality at a constant bandwidth.
while maintaining compatibility with the JPEG standard.

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[JQT Home Page] [Network Architectures for JQTs]
[Images: Filesize Reduction] [Images: Quality Enhancement]
[Frequently Asked Questions] [Download paper (PDF)]