Imaging and Multimedia Systems

Credit: 3



  • To understand the basics of image processing and image security techniques

  • To study various compression and file formats used in imaging and multimedia systems

  • To analyze different media and design issues related to multimedia systems


Unit I Introduction

Introduction to Image Processing: Steps in Image Processing Systems –Image Acquisition – Sampling and Quantization – Pixel Relationships – Colour Fundamentals and Models.

Introduction to Multimedia: Multimedia Elements – Multimedia applications – Multimedia System Architecture – Evolving technologies for Multimedia – Defining objects for Multimedia systems – Multimedia Data interface standards – Multimedia Databases.


Unit II Compression and File Formats

Compression and Decompression: Need for Data Compression – Types of Compression – Binary Image Compression Schemes – Image Compression – Video Compression – Audio Compression. Data and File Format Standards: Rich Text Format – TIFF File Format – Resource Interface File Format – MIDI File Format - JPEG DIB File Format – AVI Indeo File Format – MPEG Standards –TWAIN.


Unit III Image Computing and Security

Image computing: The basics of processing 2D images- Thresholding -Convolution-Edge detection-Mathematical Morphology and Shape Descriptors-Noise Reduction- Image Fusion. Image Security: Image Forensics - Steganography -Image Cryptography Techniques-Chaos based and Non-Chaos based methods.


Unit IV I/O Technologies

Input and Output Technologies: Multimedia I/O Technologies: Image Scanners – Digital Voice and Audio – Digital Camera – Video Images and Animation – Full Motion Video -Video Motion Analysis.


Unit V Application Design

Multimedia Application Classes – Types of Multimedia Systems – Virtual Reality – Components of Multimedia Systems -Multimedia Authoring Systems – Multimedia Authoring Tools - User Interface Design- Mobile Messaging – Hypermedia Message Components -Hypermedia Linking and embedding.



  • Technical know to develop new compression standards

  • Acquire skill set to handle all multimedia components efficiently

  • Develop Integrated and Collaborative multimedia systems




Text Books

  1. Rafael C Gonzalez, Richard E Woods 2nd Edition, Digital Image Processing - Pearson Education, 2011.

  2. Ralf Steinmetz, Klara Steinmetz, “Multimedia Computing, Communications & Applications”, Pearson education, 2009.



  1. A.K. Jain, Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing ,PHI, New Delhi, 2001.

  2. William K Pratt, Digital Image Processing, John Willey , 2012.

  3. Prabat K Andleigh and Kiran Thakrar, “Multimedia Systems and Design”, Prentice Hall India, 2007,New Delhi.

  4. Tay Vaughan, “Multimedia Making It Work”, McGraw Hill, 2011.

  5. Parekh R “Principles of Multimedia” Tata McGraw-Hill, 2006.