A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF DCT AND DWT IMAGE COMPRESSION TECHNIQUES COMBINED WITH HUFFMAN CODING 10.5455/jjcit.71-1554982934 Ashraf Maghari Image compression,DCT,DWT,Huffman coding,PSNR,SSIM. 873 306 2019-04-11 2019-05-27 2019-06-09 Image compression techniques have been widely used to store and transmit data which requires storage space and high transfer speed. The explosive growth of high-quality photos leads to the requirement of efficient technique to store and exchange data over the internet. In this paper, we present a comparative study to compare between the Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) and Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) algorithms in combination with Huffman algorithm; DCT-H and DWT-H. The comparison is based on five factors: Compression Ratio (CR), Mean Square Error (MSE), Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio (PSNR), Structural Similarity Index Measure (SSIM) and compression/decompression time. The experiments are conducted on five BMP gray- scale file images. We found out that DWT-H coding is comparable to DCT-H coding in term of CR and outperforms DCT-H in terms of MSE, PSNR and SSIM. The CR average results of the five test images for DCT- H and DWT-H are 2.36 and 3.17, respectively. Moreover, DCT-H has the average results of MSE = 13.19, PSNR = 37.15 and SSIM = 0.76, while WDT-H has the average results of MSE = 4.54, PSNR = 42.5 and SSIM = 0.85. On the other hand, DCT-H outperforms DWT-H in term of execution time for compression and decompression. DCT-H has an average compression time of 0.358s and an average decompression time of 0.122s, while WDT-H has 2.38s compression time and 2.13s decompression time.