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January 29, 2009 1:59 PM PST
Better JPEG standard due in 2009
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JPEG XR, an image format created by Microsoft that promises a number of advantages over JPEG, has cleared a key standardization hurdle.
The Joint Photographic Experts Group, which standardized the original and still ubiquitous JPEG format, sent JPEG XR to the “final phases of standardization” after a vote at a January meeting, the group said Thursday. That means the standard’s future is more certain.
“The committee expects the JPEG XR International Standard to be published later this year,” the group said.
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