An overview of quantization in JPEG 2000

Michael W. Marcellin, Margaret A. Lepley, Ali Bilgin, Thomas J. Flohr, Troy T. Chinen, James H. Kasner

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Quantization is instrumental in enabling the rich feature set of JPEG 2000. Several quantization options are provided within JPEG 2000. Part I of the standard includes only uniform scalar dead-zone quantization, while Part II allows both generalized uniform scalar dead-zone quantization and trellis coded quantization (TCQ). In this paper, an overview of these quantization methods is provided. Issues that arise when each of these methods are employed are discussed as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-84
Number of pages12
JournalSignal Processing: Image Communication
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2002


  • Dead-zone quantization
  • JPEG 2000
  • Trellis coded quantization (TCQ)
  • Uniform quantization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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