BPG = half the size of JPEG


BPG is brand new image format developed by French programmer Fabrice Bellar.

BPG (Better Portable Graphics) produces compelling quality improvement over JPG when images are heavily compressed. Its images demonstrate a lot less color banding and aliasing along the edges, plus unlike JPEG – BPG can handle transparency.

Currently, BPG files require a 55 kilobyte Javascript decoder to be embedded in a website before they can be displayed. Since BPG is based on HEVC video compression technology patented by MPEG LA, its owners could charge royalties = making it a risky for popular web browsers to support the format.

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