MSU Learning-Based Image Compression Benchmark 2024

Explore The Best Learned Image Compression Methods

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G&M Lab head: Dr. Dmitriy Vatolin
Project adviser: Dr. Dmitriy Kulikov
Measurements, analysis: 
Vitaly Rylov
Roman Kazantcev

Diverse dataset

  • Over 750 test images
  • HD, Full HD and 4k resolutions
  • Various content types
  • Processed over 1M images

Large comparison

  • 19 codecs tested
  • 13 IQA metrics
  • Subjective comparison (soon)

Large Leaderboard

  • BSQ-rate for codec ranking
  • Speed/Quality Plot
  • RD curves

What’s new

  • 21.03.2024 The alpha version of Benchmark page is released



Speed/Quality trade-off


RD-curve examples


How to participate

Compare your codec with the best traditional and learning-based codecs. We kindly invite you to participate in our benchmark. To do this follow the steps below:

Send us an email to with the following information:
    A. The name of your codec that will be specified in our benchmark
    B. Your codec and a script to run it
      Launch script must have the following (or similar) options
        --type — encode / decode
        --ref — path to reference image / path to compressed file
        --out — path to store compessed file / path to store decompressed image
        --qp — quality parameter / target bpp (for encoding mode only)
    C. (Optional) Any additional information about the codec:
      1. The parameter set that you want us to use
      2. A link to the paper about your model
      3. Any characteristics of your model's architecture

If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact us.


We would highly appreciate any suggestions and ideas on how to improve our benchmark.
Please contact us via e-mail:
Also you can subscribe to updates on our benchmark:

MSU Video Quality Measurement Tool


    The tool for performing video/image quality analyses using reference or no-reference metrics

Widest Range of Metrics & Formats

  • Modern & Classical Metrics SSIM, MS-SSIM, PSNR, VMAF and 10+ more
  • Non-reference analysis & video characteristics
    Blurring, Blocking, Noise, Scene change detection, NIQE and more

Fastest Video Quality Measurement

  • GPU support
    Up to 11.7x faster calculation of metrics with GPU
  • Real-time measure
  • Unlimited file size

  • Main MSU VQMT page on

Crowd-sourced subjective
quality evaluation platform

  • Conduct comparison of video codecs and/or encoding parameters

What is it? is a web platform for conducting fast crowd-sourced subjective comparisons.

The service is designed for the comparison of images, video, and sound processing methods.

Main features

  • Pairwise comparison
  • Detailed report
  • Providing all of the raw data
  • Filtering out answers from cheating respondents

13 Dec 2023
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Metrics Robustness Benchmark
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Video Upscalers Benchmark
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