|Original author(s)||David Taubman|
|Initial release||At least 2002|
|Operating system||Unix/Windows/OSX and others|
|Platform||IA-32, x86-64, PowerPC, ARM architecture, SPARC|
Kakadu is a closed-source library to encode and decode JPEG 2000 images. It implements the ISO/IEC 15444-1 standard fully in part 1, and partly in parts 2-3. Kakadu is a trademark of NewSouth Innovations Ltd.
Kakadu was developed by and continues to be maintained by David Taubman from University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. He is also an author of EBCOT, one of the algorithms used in JPEG 2000. 
Kakadu library is heavy optimized and is a fully compliant implementation. Also, it has built-in multi-threading.  In a 2007 study Kakadu outperformed the JasPer library in terms of speed.  A more thorough comparison done in 2005, however, has shown that Kakadu does not achieve the best performance, in terms of compression quality.
- Peter Schelkens; Athanassios Skodras; Touradj Ebrahimi (12 October 2009). The JPEG 2000 Suite. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 458–459. ISBN 978-0-470-72147-6. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- Google Inc., Legal Notices for Google Maps/Google Earth and Google Maps/Google Earth APIs
- Google Maps
- Shih-Wei Liao; Shih-Hao Hung; Chia-Heng Tu; Jen-Hao Chen (December 2007). "Scalable Lossless High Definition Image Coding on Multicore Platforms" (PDF). Embedded and ubiquitous computing: international conference, EUC 2007, Taipei, Taiwan, December 17–20, 2007 : proceedings (Springer): 746–747. ISSN 0302-9743.
- MSU JPEG 2000 Image Codecs Comparison
- "JPEG2000: image compression fundamentals, standards, and practice", Volume 1 By David S. Taubman, Michael W. Marcellin. ISBN 0-7923-7519-X
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