Overview of JPEG AIC

The purpose of the Advanced Image Coding and Evaluations work is to locate and evaluate new scientific developments and advancements in image coding research. Relevant topics include new compression methodologies or quality evaluation methodologies and procedures.

Currently, the work of JPEG AIC resulted in two standards (ISO/IEC 29170-1 and ISO/IEC 29170-2). ISO/IEC 29170-1 provides a framework that allows evaluating the suitablilty of image compression algorithms in various application domains. To this end, this standard aims to provide a set of evaluation tools that allow multiple features of such codecs to be tested and compared. The second standard, ISO/IEC 29170-2, defines a set of evaluation procedures, similar to how the ITU-R BT.500-11 standard did for the subjective quality evaluation with television standards.

This activity is a work in progress and it is continiously updated to accomodate new coding architectures and evaluation methodologies.