Patent Number: 8,718,392

Title: Method, program, and device for compressing a block of image data based on whether the block is monochromatic

Abstract: An image processing method is disclosed that includes dividing image data into a plurality of blocks, determining whether each block is color or monochrome, and compressing the block of image data based on the determination as to whether the block is color or monochrome.

Inventors: Matsuhira; Masatoshi (Matsumoto, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018