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Mozilla works to squeeze more life out of JPEG

The Firefox developer releases a tool called mozjpeg that cuts image file sizes by about 10 percent through judicious optimization. The goal: a faster Web.

By Mar. 5, 2014


Dolby aims for richer images with JPEG-HDR

High dynamic range photography is a popular way to bypass cameras' weaknesses in capturing bright and dark scenes, and Dolby hopes its technology will help.

By Mar. 1, 2012


Google's WebP crosshairs target PNG, not just JPEG

Google's image format started as a rival to JPEG, but new features mean it could take on Portable Network Graphics, too.

By Nov. 22, 2011


WebP, Google's answer to JPEG, gets better quality

Google is obsessed with speeding up the Web, and the company hopes sprucing up its image format will help. It's got a lot of convincing to do, though.

By May. 25, 2011


Google offers JPEG alternative for faster Web

With WebP, Google hopes to drastically cut data-transfer barriers to Web browsing. But it's not easy to challenge JPEG's dominance.

By Sep. 30, 2010


Better JPEG standard due in 2009

JPEG XR image format, created initially by Microsoft, passes a standardization milestone and should become a published standard this year.

By Jan. 29, 2009


JPEG evolves at Xerox

Xerox research fellow Robert Buckley shows CNET's Brian Cooley JPEG 2000, a developing compression standard designed to handle images and text, offering greater speed and flexibility in Web page downloads.

Nov. 1, 2007


Color-shifting error of JPEG images in PDFs

Color-shifting error of JPEG images in PDFs

By Feb. 20, 2001


Ask Anything: Raw or JPEG?

Lori Grunin explains how file formats can affect the quality of your prints.

May. 21, 2008


HD Photo to become JPEG XR

JPEG overseers vote to turn Microsoft's HD Photo format into a new standard called JPEG XR. Expect to wait a year before it's done.

By Nov. 2, 2007