This is a three-part article about data compression, with particular focus on media (images, audio and video). It does not require any knowledge of information theory, mathematics or programming. I have tried to use language accessible to anyone without sacrificing the correctness and thoroughness of the information provided.
Use the following links to display each part of the article:
- Part 1 - Lossless data compression
- Part 2 - Lossy compression of stills and audio
- Part 3 - Video compression