JPEG XS is coming; designed for streaming video and VR, this format is low-latency and low-energy

  • JPEG, as many of you know, is the standard format used to compress digital images. And soon, the group behind JPEG will release JPEG XS. No, this isn’t a situation where the new format is used instead of the older one. Actually, you can expect to see both used side-by-side. JPEG XS was created specifically for streaming video and VR as opposed to JPEG, which was created to help download digital images.

    The Joint Photographic Experts Group, in an announcement made last week, said that this new JPEG format will make viewing VR images less nausea-producing because of its low latency. It …

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