It is well known that, different types of Jacobi radial functions can be obtained from generic formulas changing two real parameters α and β. In this paper a comparative gray level image reconstruction analysis for the cases α = β = 2; α = 3, β=2; α=β = 3; and α = β = 4 is done. As a reconstruction measurement is implemented the normalized image reconstruction error (NIRE). The test images analyzed in this work are acquired from flowers.© (2008) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.