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how save image in jpeg format by keeping pixel value?

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Jack Moriss
Jack Moriss on 21 Jun 2016
Commented: sb icse on 23 Nov 2018
i have an rgb image in double format and i want to save it as jpeg so i convert it to uint8 and use imwrite to save it but it changes pixel value . how can i save it by keeping values beacuse i need former values?

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sb icse
sb icse on 23 Nov 2018
Have you found out the solution to your question?If yes then can you share the code and thank you in advance.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 21 Jun 2016
imwrite(YourImage, 'YourFile.jpg', 'mode', 'lossless')
This will use the seldom-used JPEG lossless compression.
I would advise that unless you have a strict requirement to use JPEG that instead you use one of the lossless image formats such as PNG or TIFF. When you use JPEG, it is all too likely that at some point someone (you) will forget (or not know) that it is important that the pixels remain unchanged when read back in.
Note: if you are trying to do watermarking or steganography, then you should pretty much assume that the image will be converted to lossy JPEG at some point, and you need the information to survive even so. One of the several ways to handle that is to do your own DCT, embed the information in the DCT coefficients, and do an inverse DCT and imwrite() that. Then when the JPEG library does its DCT, the result it is going to end up with will be the result that holds the embedded information. For recovery afterwards, DCT the loaded image and extract the bits.


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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 12 Jul 2018
When I wrote about doing your own dct, I was referring to either coding dct yourself or calling dct(), in order to get dct coefficients that you could modify and then do an inverse dct with.
When you imwrite() to a jpeg file, then some layer will do dct on the data you pass in, but you will not have access to the results of the dct and so will not be able to modify the coefficients.
Doanh Ho
Doanh Ho on 13 Jul 2018
Thank you Walter, I want to embed bits to the DC Coefficient. I do dct() on R value, quantize the dctmaxtrix, modifiy the DC coefficient to embed a bit and then do an inverse dct to get back the new R value. Then I save the image with new R value., format='JPEG', subsampling=0, quality=95)
After saving jpeg, it compresses and when I read the image back, I cannot got the new R value. I think I'm wrong when I do by this way. Because it compressed the image one more time and change RGB value. Could you pleased give me some guides to get the right value after idct() and get the new R value. How to save the new R value? Thank you so much.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 13 Jul 2018, format='JPEG', subsampling=0, quality=95)
is not MATLAB code.

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Muhammad Usman  Saleem
Muhammad Usman Saleem on 21 Jun 2016
try this

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 21 Jun 2016
That would result in something that was in .mat file format but with a .gpeg file extension, and which would not be readable by any image viewer.

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