The Independent JPEG Group (IJG) is responsible for the reference implementation of the original JPEG standard. The first version was released on October 7th 1991. The reference software from the Independent JPEG Group was a key to the success of the original JPEG standard and has found widespread adoption in applications of image coding. The Independent JPEG Group (IJG) is located at and supported by the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) of the University Leipzig.
The Independent JPEG group believes that the original JPEG standard provides the best potential for the future image coding technology. It feels committed to the development of its huge and not yet fully realized potential.
The responsibility for the development of the JPEG standard is acknowledged by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
JPEG reference libraries:
The library is published under the following custom free software licence.