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by Franki

Microsoft want us to use a new image format created by them. According to TGdaily it is a very capable format, if it lives up to Microsofts claims. The real worry here, is that Microsoft will probably have all softs of intellectual property claims tied up in this format, and will probably not allow all of their opposition to use it. The problem with that, is that if images in this format end up in web pages, you’ll probably need Internet Explorer to see them. Not that Microsoft would mind that of course.

We don’t need a new image format, there are comparable formats available now that can do most of this stuff anyway, (PNG for example) and the great thing about PNG is that it’s free for everyone. If this new format becomes the default image format on the net, we could have a situation where any free image viewing programs (including web browsers) would be unable to display them.
I’ll withhold judgement until I see the details of the licence for the new format.








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