Remove Even Rows and Columns From Image

IMAGE_DECIMATE, a MATLAB program which "decimates" an image by removing the even rows and columns, resulting in a file that is about 1/4 the size of the original.

Modifying an image in this way is a very crude method of compression. However, it does suggest how much redundant information exists in a typical image file.


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.


IMAGE_DECIMATE is available in a MATLAB version.

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    Last revised on 03 February 2019.