JPEGmini is a startup, promising to reduce the file size of your photos and images in JPEG format by upto 5x.This new photo compression technology not only reduces the overall size of image file but also it preserves the photo’s quality and resolution.
JPEGmini has been developed by ICVT. ICVT is an Israel based startup company located in Tel-Aviv. which is dedicated to optimizing media compression technologies. ICVT is lead by serial entrepreneurs and veterans of the Israeli technology industry, possessing an extensive experience in media compression and delivery technologies. ICVT’s goal is to improve the user experience and reduce the costs associated with storing and transmitting media files.
Sharon Carmel is its founder and CEO, who previously co-founded Emblaze, which developed the Internet’s first vector-based graphics player, preceding Macromedia Flash, and BeInSync, a P2P sync and backup company acquired by Phoenix Technologies in 2008. JPEGmini is a self-funded startup.
How it Works:
According to the company, the JPEGmini technology works by analyzing the input image using a unique quality detector which imitates the human visual system. Based on this analysis, it applies the maximum amount of compression which will not cause visible artifacts. The second part of the system is a JPEG encoder, which adapts the JPEG encoding process to the original photos, creating the most compact representation of the photos that is possible under the JPEG standard.
JPEGmini technology has two main components: The first is an image quality detector, which imitates the perceptual qualities of the human visual system, to determine the maximum amount of compression which can be applied to each individual photo without causing visible artifacts. The second is a unique JPEG encoder, which adapts the JPEG encoding process to the original photos, creating the most compact representation of the photos that is possible under the JPEG standard. Combining these two components enables JPEGmini to achieve an extremely high recompression ratio of up to 5x, or 80% reduction on digital photos, depending on their resolution.
Reducing the amount of storage required for photos by up to 5X y using JPEGmini technology has many applications, and it can provide unique business advantages in various fields.
Below are some examples.
- It can reduce the amount of time, bandwidth and cost for sending user photos from their mobile devices over the mobile network to other users and uploading them to online storage.
- JPEGmini can enable users to store more photos on their mobile devices, personal computers, externals storage devices and online storage accounts.
- It can enale users to attach more photos to their email messages
- It can reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Data Centers (storage, floor space, electricity and bandwidth), who offer user photos and albums storage online.
JPEGmini is currently available as an online service only.