Performance of Face Recognition Algorithms on Compressed Images
George W. Quinn, Patrick J. Grother
This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the ability of face recognition algorithms to compare compressed standard face images. Six well performing algorithms from the Multiple Biometric Evaluation (MBE) 2010 Still Face Track are used to compare face images compressed in JPEG and JPEG2000 formats. A primary goal of this report is to identify the maximum storage constraints under which verification systems can effectively operate. Toward this end, guidelines and recommendations are provided for the efficient compression and storage of face images for biometric applications.