There were a few unanswered questions in my second test and story on the new Hipix compression technology pioneered by Human Monitoring (HM), as expected I received a response from them today.
Ira Dvir wrote:
I am the VP R&D of HM.
I urge you to do the following: go to dreamstime.com and download the following original JPEGs
dreamstime_3608627.jpg (the woman portrait) and dreamstime_8651080.jpg (the Masai portrait).
These are images of 4368x2912 pixels and their original
size is 5.8MB and 5.91MB. Please code these images to JPEG 201KB and 212KB and see for yourself what you get.
There are three possibilities:
1. Your JPEG SW will not allow such a deep compression and you'll end up with bigger files (and perhaps, but not sure) better quality.
2. You'll get worse quality, since we did that using PaintShop pro, which is good)
3.You'll get identical results.
Our claim is simple, and we verified it on thousands of images.
We are no magicians, and our technology is highly detailed in the documents in our site.
Any man, professional in the field of imaging, can understand how we
manage to achieve such higher levels of compression using the tools and the IP we use.
You are invited to download our software from our site and try it