In this paper, a multiple description image coding scheme is proposed to facilitate the transmission of images over media with possible packet loss. The proposed method is based on finding the optimal reconstruction filter coefficients that will be used to combine the multiple descriptions, based on least squares minimisation. Firstly, the original image is downsampled and each sub-image is coded using standard JPEG. These decoded images are then mapped to the original image size using the optimal filters. Multiple descriptions consist of coded downsampled images and the corresponding optimal reconstruction filter coefficients. It is shown that the proposed method gives superior results compared with standart interpolation filters (i.e.bicubic and bilinear).