Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Lossless Color Image Compression: ImageZero

A new lossless color image compression algorithm called ImageZero is being developed after the author has been dissapointed with the current algorithm available on the market.

By simply looking at the benchmarks results, it is quite remarkable:

Method File Size Compression Decompression
uncompressed 46380 KB - -
JLS 14984 KB 6.6 s 7.3 s
PNG 16256 KB 42.4 s 2.4 s
IZ 15496 KB 1.2 s 1.3 s   
I think this algorithm has a good chance to be further developed as it's now released as an open source project on gitorious.