Reading the technical details about the standard takes me back to my days in IT, when I would spend hours reading about something technical, then run a few "experiment" in hopes of mastering it (or more likely fix a problem that had been tossed my way). What I need are the "Clif Notes" or the quick whiteboard session with Scotty from Star Trek to cut through and tell me what I really need/want to know about JPEG2000. (Or maybe I need the "Easy Button" from Staples.)
Here's what I do know about JPEG2000:
- It should have been named something different because comparing it to the JPEG we know and love doesn't do it justice.
- It is more versatile that I suspect most people realize.
- It is should not be feared.
- We should be using it.
- The software for using/creating JPEG2000 needs to be more widely available/known.
- Library consortia (and others) should be offering mini-workshops on JPEG2000 to help people feel comfortable with it and use it.
- It needs someone to do something really, really cool with it in order for people to stand up and take notice (and adopt it).
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