# Image compression - introduction

Welcome to this tutorial on image compression. I will cover several data compression methods that are all related to the popular JPEG image format. Some of the methods are generally applicable to all kinds of data while others are restricted to the compression of photographs. The tutorial uses MATLAB / octave as a programming language. A basic MATLAB understanding is assumed, which can be acquired through one of the very good introductory tutorials on the web, like this one, this one or this one.

The tutorial will consist of 5 parts plus a summary. So far the summary is still missing.