More JPG Compression

By Deane Barker on January 20, 2005

Improved image-shrinking technology claimed: This is interesting. I’ve never been able to get JPGs to compress much at all. I figured they were as compressed as they were gonna get.

Allume Systems, based in California, US, says the new version of its StuffIt compression technology can reduce JPEG files by a further 28% without loss of quality. The company says this could save storage space for those with large image collections.

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Comments

  1. This seems to work by replacing the rle encoding, that’s the last step in jpeg compression, with a zip like encoding. This would also explain why it’s so much slower, as rle is a lot faster than zip, especially for decompression.

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