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The Ancient JPEG Is Getting an Upgrade; Because replacing it would be impossible.
Topic Started: Mar 18 2017, 05:18 PM (86 Views)
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First released as a standard in 1992, the JPEG is one of the internet's oldest citizens. Just a year younger than the World Wide Web itself, the JPEG is wildly ubiquitous and paved into the pavement of the information superhighway much like its slightly older sibling, the venerable GIF. Now, nearly 25 years after the JPEG was born, Google's managed to improve it with an open-source encoder that can shrink file sizes by 35 percent. That's good news for all of us.

Guetzli, as Google calls it, is essentially a software machine that can make JPEG images. Using a whole bunch of high-tech mumbo jumbo, this machine is basically able to make JPEG image files that look just as good as older ones, but are smaller thanks to better compression that does not degrade the image quality. It can cram more data into the same JPEG-shaped cyberbox.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/news/a25729/google-guetzli-jpeg-compression/?src=nl&mag=pop&list=nl_pnl_news&date=031817
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Can a get a roll call of the people who remember the jpeg 2000 project?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG_2000
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Not I, I've only been online since about 2004.
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Mar 21 2017, 04:13 PM
Can a get a roll call of the people who remember the jpeg 2000 project?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG_2000
*raises hand*

Things have come a long way just in general.
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Mar 21 2017, 09:22 PM
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Mar 21 2017, 04:13 PM
Can a get a roll call of the people who remember the jpeg 2000 project?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG_2000
*raises hand*

Things have come a long way just in general.
They have. The problem then and now is that .jpg is everywhere. This makes getting a new standard for the format in place difficult and everything will need to be backward compatible.

Of course back in the late 1990's there were many different camera storage devices and certain manufacturers even had their own proprietary standards. Today everyone supports and has a slot for some type of SD card. Every camera stores in .jpg as default and have other formats as options. JPEG has become the default photo storage format for the vast majority of users worldwide despite its somewhat lossy nature. Only high end users work in raw or with other formats like tiff PNG, etc.

The folks at Google are good, maybe they can succeed where others failed.
Edited by Demagogue, Mar 22 2017, 12:53 PM.
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Mar 22 2017, 12:43 PM
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Mar 21 2017, 09:22 PM
Demagogue
Mar 21 2017, 04:13 PM
Can a get a roll call of the people who remember the jpeg 2000 project?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG_2000
*raises hand*

Things have come a long way just in general.
They have. The problem then and now is that .jpg is everywhere. This makes getting a new standard for the format in place difficult and everything will need to be backward compatible.

Of course back in the late 1990's there were many different camera storage devices and certain manufacturers even had their own proprietary standards. Today everyone supports and has a slot for some type of SD card. Every camera stores in .jpg as default and have other formats as options. JPEG has become the default photo storage format for the vast majority of users worldwide despite its somewhat lossy nature. Only high end users work in raw or with other formats like tiff PNG, etc.

The folks at Google are good, maybe they can succeed where others failed.
Google just might, but I honestly think any changes with regards to this, or well, most things, are going to come from not merely big companies doing their own thing, but open source means. You would be surprised what someone with passion for computers (coding, etc. etc.), time on their hands, and a computer can do.

I like to think there's a potential Turing or two out there, someone who has the potential and knowledge and ability to make a significant change/advancement in the general field of computers (be it specifically this, or other areas). :cheers:
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