Flatten low-information portions of an image to achieve selectively lossy compression.
Updated 1 Nov 2018

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Detects and maintains, in full resolution, high-information portions of an image; and sets low-information portions to the mean local background color/value.

NOTE: You may use a lossless compression algorithm (imwrite) to save the simplified output of selectivelySimplify to keep the high-energy portions pristine (lossless), and the low-energy portions lossy. This can provide more efficient (selectively lossy) image compression.

Cite As

Brett Shoelson (2024). selectivelySimplify (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2018a
Compatible with any release
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Version Published Release Notes

10/31/18 Minor bug fix; added screen shot.