High-Throughput JPEG 2000 (HTJ2K)

Crossing Mississippi River, Huey P. Long Bridge, New Orleans; Credit: Ken Lund.

Summary

The HTJ2K activity aims to develop an alternate block coding algorithm that can be used in place of the existing block coding algorithm specified in ISO/IEC 15444-1 (JPEG 2000 Part 1). The objective is a ten-fold increase in throughput at the expense of slightly reduced coding efficiency, while allowing mathematically lossless transcoding to/from existing codestreams and minimizing changes to codestream syntax and features.

The output of HTJ2K activity is intended to be published as Part 15 of the JPEG 2000 family of specifications.

The final call for proposals with the objective of seeking technologies that fulfil the objectives and scope of the HTJ2K activity is now available.