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RE: filmscanners: image samples of digital artifacts
> The old JPEG (not JPEG 2000) does code three channels
> Y, Cr, Cb. The channels Cr and Cb are downsampled.
> Then each channel is divided in blocks of 8x8. For
> each such block you do a Discret Cosinus Transform
> (DCT), devide each of the 64 resulting values by one
> of 64 numbers defined by the quantization table
> (higher frequency values are divided by higher numbers
> then low frequency values), and then Huffman
> (arithmetic coding is also possible but is less
> common) entropy encoded. This is true for lossy
> compression. Now if you do a high compression you
> divide the values after the DCT by higher factors so
> you get more 0s. Because of that the transition of one
> 8x8 block becomes less smooth and you see 8x8 block in
> the final image.
I guessed as much, but I had thought it was Guffman, not Huffman, and I
think I forgot to carry a 1.