JPEG is an international (ISO/CCITT) standard for compression of still images (grayscale, color).

A good way to learn about it is by reading Greg Wallaces CACM article or a PDF version of a similar article.

For illustration purposes, compare various examples of compression at different quality levels of an photo taken of Blacksburg, VA.

[Home | Computers+Tools | Draw/Paint/Image ]
Copyright 1996 Edward A. Fox