2008 Volume E91.A Issue 4 Pages 998-1005
JPEG2000 still image coding standard has a feature called Region of Interest (ROI) coding. This feature can encode a restricted region in an image prior to than its background (BG) region. In low bit rate compression, the code of the ROI region occupies the most of the bit stream in the whole image and it causes the serious deterioration of the image quality in the BG region. This paper proposes a new image quality control method between the ROI region and the BG one by the one time encoding process and it can achieve more detailed image quality control. The use of ROI masks in the encoder makes it possible. The standard decoder of JPEG2000 partl can decode the encoded data in the proposed method.