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BPG file format

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DescriptionBPG (Better Portable Graphics) is a file format for still images that was developed as a modern alternative to the popular JPEG format. BPG files are designed to provide better compression and image quality than JPEG while maintaining compatibility with existing web standards.
Technical detailsBPG files are based on the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) compression standard, which is also known as H.265. This standard uses a variety of advanced compression techniques to reduce the size of an image while maintaining its quality. BPG files also support various features such as alpha channel transparency and lossless compression. BPG files can be created and edited using various software tools, including the BPG reference encoder and decoder provided by the format's developers. The format is still relatively new and not yet widely adopted, but its potential for providing high-quality images with smaller file sizes makes it an interesting option for image compression. When a BPG file is loaded into an application that supports the format, the data is read and decoded, allowing the image to be displayed on the screen.