Archive for November 18th, 2005

Nov 18, 2005

Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines

A group of photographic trade assosiations have banded together to form guidelines and best practices for the reproduction and management of digital image files. The group, UPDIG (Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines), states the guidelines “aim to clarify issues affecting accurate reproduction and management of digital image files.”

Nov 18, 2005

Foundation Targets JPEG Patent for Elimination

Source: eWeek
Written By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

On Wednesday, the Public Patent Foundation filed a formal request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to revoke a data compression patent that Forgent Networks Inc. is asserting against the JPEG image standard. In recent years, JPEG has become the default file format for photo-quality images. It is commonly used in publishing, graphics and digital photography.