The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) committee has a long tradition in the creation of still image coding standards. JPEG is a joint working group of the International Standardization Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). More specifically, the JPEG committee is Working Group 1 (WG1), Coding of Still Pictures, of JTC 1’s subcommittee 29 (SC29), Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information.

Another working group within SC29 is WG11 – Coding of Moving Pictures and Audio – well-known as the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). However, the word “Joint” in JPEG does not refer to the joint efforts of ISO and IEC, but to the fact that the JPEG activities are the result of an additional collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

JPEG meets at least three times a year to discuss and create the standards for still image compression and processing.

This site has links to many other sites containing content of interest and relevance to the JPEG and JBIG communities. The links should be of general interest to the still imaging community - if you want to suggest we include further links to your site, please email the Webmaster.

To participate in the work of the JPEG and JBIG committees, or to have access to all the information the site contains about new initiatives, you must be a member of the committee, or of a body which has 'liaison' status with us. Initially, you should contact your national standards body, and ask them about how you can help in the work of the 'ISO SC29/WG1' committee. We always welcome active new participants to our standards process.