Patent Number: 7,536,055

Title: Image compression device, image output device, image decompression device, printer, image processing device, copier, image compression method, image decompression method, image processing program, and storage medium storing the image processing program

Abstract: In a data compressing section, an image decompressing section decompresses compression RGB data, obtained by lossy compression, to generate decompression RGB data. A second segmentation section generates a decompression segmentation signal. Further, a differential extracting section generates a differential signal that indicates a differential between the segmentation signal and the decompression segmentation signal. A second signal compressing section generates a compression differential signal. Then, this compression differential signal is outputted as storage-use segmentation signal (signal indicating segmentation information), to a data storage section, together with the compression RGB data. The compression differential signal is smaller in size than the segmentation signal. This allows for reduction of a time required for data output and reduction of a required storage space.

Inventors: Ogawa; Kazuma (Yamatokoriyama, JP)

Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06K 9/36 (20060101); G06K 9/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-19 0:00:00