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Fast and striking criticism of WebP by x264 developer

JPEG is a very old lossy image format. By today’s standards, it’s awful compression-wise: practically every video format since the days of MPEG-2 has been able to tie or beat JPEG at its own game. The reasons people haven’t switched to something more modern practically always boil down to a simple one -- it’s just not worth the hassle.

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New Format Successor to JPEG up for a vote this week

JPEG has been the standard for photographic images on the Web and in online presentations for 20 years. Now it's up for replacement. Microsoft -- yes, Microsoft -- is making the rounds of the Joint Photographic Experts Group conferences, promoting JPEG XR (extended range).

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Microsoft photo standard comes into focus

Microsoft's alternative to the ubiquitous JPEG image format could soon become a standard, a major step in the company's ambitions to spread the technology and boost its Vista operating system.

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