New BPG image format looks to beat out JPEG with same quality at half the size



Since its inception in 1992, the JPEG file format has been the go-to means for sharing photographs. While many have tried to replace it, its compression capabilities and ubiquitous support has greatly accounted for its success.

Now, there’s a new image format looking to take over. It’s called Better Portable Graphics (BPG) and its strength lies in its ability to produce JPEG quality images at roughly half the size.

Created by noted French programmer Fabrice Bellard, the technology behind this new format is based on the same…

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via Imaging Resource News Page


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