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Report shows JPEG 2000 is a great step forward

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Interest in JPEG 2000 is growing in the archival and library sectors, as institutions look for more efficient formats to store digital information. Backed with findings by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) in its latest ‘Technology Watch Report’, the report concludes that JPEG 2000 represents a great stride forward for the archival community.

JPEG 2000 is widely used to collect and distribute a variety of images from geospatial, medical imaging, digital cinema, and image repositories to networked images. The format now allows for greater compression rates and a recompression rate that is visually lossless.

Adrian Brown, head of digital preservation, The National Archives said: ‘This [report] is a very timely addition to the DPC's Technology Watch Report series as many organisations are themselves reviewing the JPEG 2000 format. This concise, comprehensive and clear guide will be of interest to practitioners across the digital preservation community.’