The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) is exploring methods to use machine learning to create the next JPEG image codec.
In a recent meeting held in Sydney, the group released a call for evidence to explore AI-based methods to find a new image compression codec. The program, aptly named JPEG AI, was launched last year; with a special group to study neural-network-based image codecs.
In 1973 a photo of a Swedish Playboy model was used to create the JPEG image format. Linda Kinstler tracked down Lena Forsen.
Among some computer engineers, Lena is a mythic figure, a mononym on par with Woz or Zuck. Whether or not you know her face, you’ve used the technology it helped create; practically every photo you’ve ever taken, every website you’ve ever visited, every meme you’ve ever shared owes some small debt to Lena. Yet today, as a 67-year-old retiree living in her native Sweden, she remains a little mystified by her own fame.
A fascinating story that I had never heard of before.
Got a bunch of JPEGs you need to convert to PNGs? Preview can do them all in one batch! In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to change your preferences to make this possible.
iOS 11 has some big changes for iPhone and iPad users, one of which involves the photos we take thanks to HEIF—an image format supported by both iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.