Microsoft HD Photo might be named JPEG XR

Microsoft HD Photo to become JPEG XR

Microsoft HD Photo might be named JPEG XR - Digital cameras, digital camera reviews, photography views and news newsAugust 1, 2007 - 08.50 GMT
Microsoft welcomes the decision by the Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG), to introduce a new work item for the standardization of the HD Photo file format. This file format was announced at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference 2006 in Seattle last year under the name Windows Media Photo. The standard is submitted to the JPEG national delegations for approval, and is tentatively titled "JPEG XR". The technology, which shipped in Windows Vista, is a new file format for digital photography that offers better image fidelity...More