On October 07th 1991, 30 years ago, the first version of libjpeg, the code library responsible for the success of the JPEG format, was released. What follows is a success story that appears to be unparalleled. The format was supported by more and more applications. A large boost for the spread of JPEG was obtained by the emergence of the World Wide Web: it was presentable in almost all browsers. At present billions of JPEG images are created day-to-day by cameras, server routines, technical surveillance devices, and other applications.
Dr. Lars Göhler, eastpress media (eastpress.de)
Phone: +49 341 4612787
Project contact Independent JPEG Group at Institut für Angewandte Informatik