JPEG Reference Software Draft Call for Proposals
While JPEG (Rec. ITU T.81 | ISO/IEC 10918) is still the most dominant still image format around, it may seem surprising that ISO/IEC never provided a reference software demonstrating a proper implementation of the standard, and as such, has given rise to third party implementations of ISO/IEC 10918 that, however, often implement the JPEG standard only incompletely, or sometimes even deviate from it. Given the market dominance of ISO/IEC 10918, it seems desirable to guide implementations to the correct implementation of this Recommendation | International Standard and to provide reference as how to reach conformance to it.
JPEG has a long tradition of providing open source software based only on license-fee-free and royalty-free technology, and it is the goal of this call to identify a software that is available under such licenses, e.g. BSD or a GPL license.
A draft Call for Proposals, with all related info, can be found in this document. A final call for proposals will be initiated at the 76th JPEG Meeting that will take place from 17 till 21 July 2017 in Torino, Italy.
The JPEG Reference Software Ad Hoc Group has been established between 73th and 76th JPEG meetings in order to continue activities and progress within the planned work. All interested parties are requested to register to the email reflector of the AHG: .
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