It's called JPEG 2000, and it's a new international compression standard that will make it easier to view large-size images on the Internet.

Michael Marcellin, UA department of electrical and computer engineering, was on the international committee that designed the format. It's the same group that developed JPEG.

Marcellin says that JPEG200 allows people to use the file as they want, making it smaller or extracting a piece of an image to send to other people later. The current JPEG format limits what you can do with an image and isn't as flexible.

Pam White reports.

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