Sunday, November 4, 2007

Jpeg's Next Generation, the HD Evolution

As reported by CNET, the next version of JPEG (a.k.a. HD Photo, a.k.a. JPEG XR) is now officially a standard.

Originally a proprietary Microsoft format, it was best put to use as a standard that everyone can use for free and without royalties.

This new standard allows for even better compression, extra resolution and color information than possible with the current Jpeg implementation - used by millions of people around the globe.

It may still take a while for Jpeg XR to catch up with its older sibling, but evolution is underway - and no doubt we will soon look at the old Jpeg just as we remember stuff down memory lane.

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