[nSLUG] More on JPEG from IJG

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 14:05:39 ADT 2009

At the end of the README:

"The ISO JPEG standards committee actually promotes different formats like
JPEG-2000 or JPEG-XR which are incompatible with original DCT-based JPEG
and which are based on faulty technologies.  IJG therefore does not and
will not support such momentary mistakes (see REFERENCES).
We have little or no sympathy for the promotion of these formats.  Indeed,
one of the original reasons for developing this free software was to help
force convergence on common, interoperable format standards for JPEG files.
Don't use an incompatible file format!"

"v7 is basically just a necessary interim release, paving the way for a
major breakthrough in image coding technology with the next v8 package
which is scheduled for release in the year 2010."

There is more at <http://jpegclub.org/>.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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