PD 0006:1995
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PD 0006:1995

Technical guide to JPEG. Digital compression of photographic images

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : October 1995


PD 0006:1995 clarifies how JPEG picture compression works and sets out both the advantages and disadvantages of using the JPEG standards to compress image information. It is particularly useful for multimedia applications.


  1. Overview 
  2. What is image compression?
  3. User requirements
  4. Comparison of image compression techniques
  5. Scope and context of standardization
  6. Status of standards
  7. Procurement and implementation issues
  8. Further information

This guide is aimed at:

  • Non-technical users who want to use, or consider the potential use of JPEG compression as an alternative to other forms of image compression
  • Technical specialists who wish to incorporate hardware or software image compression into their products.

Standard NumberPD 0006:1995
TitleTechnical guide to JPEG. Digital compression of photographic images
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date01 October 1995
Confirm Date01 May 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
DescriptorsData processing, Computer graphics, Data compression, Photographic images IT and Information Management: IT Service Management
Title in FrenchGuide technique de JPEG. Compression numerique d'images photographiques
Title in GermanTechnische Richtlinie zum JPEG. Digitale Kompression von fotografischen Bildern
ISBN0 580 24910 7
File Size0 KB

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