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I need some help. I wish to convert a photographic image into a fractal representation of itself. Is this possible? If so, how? Thanks in advance.
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do you think of a fractal image of which you want to get its parameters back?
I think this is not (yet?) possible.
If you want to compress a (not necessarily fractal) photograph with algorithms
using IFSs (I think the abbreviation means "Iterated Function System"), there
are such possibilities.
There's an image format called "FIF" (Fractal Image Format), which seems to
compress better than JPEG and which has better quality.
I think it was "invented" by a company called "Iterated Systems" which was a
company of M. Barnsley. "FIF" unfortunately didn't get a standard.
Links related to FIF & Fractal Image Compression:
http://www.iterated.com/ (I think this was the official homepage of that
company, but I don't find anything about FIF there now. Did they change their
That's all I know on this topic, and I'm not an expert at all!
> I need some help. I wish to convert a photographic image into a fractal representation of itself. Is this possible? If so, how? Thanks in advance.
> Kind Regards
> Andrew Koenig
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