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The JPEG file format has been the standard format over the years. With promises of higher quality at the same size, can it take over?

The promise of JPEG 2000 is higher image quality in much smaller file sizes, at the minor cost of additional CPU time. And since we always seem to have a lot more CPU time than bandwidth, this is a perfect tradeoff. You may remember my comparsion of JPEG compression levels entry from last year. Let’s see what happens when we take the two worst-looking images from that comparison– the ones with JPEG compression factor 40 and 50– and use JPEG 2000 to produce images of (nearly) the exact same size…

Source: Coding Horror Via: Digg

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