Streamlined JPEG XL images could cut global data use by 30 %

Streamlined JPEG XL images could cut global data use by 30 %

Improvements to the ubiquitous JPEG image format used over the internet provides global bandwidth savings of 30 %, say the creators of the new technology, who have managed to get royalty-free.

The JPEG format allows digital photographs to be compressed in order that they can be kept using less data. It kick-started the proliferation of images over the internet, although the technology behind it dates back to work done in the 1980s. An updated version called …

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