Lepton Dropbox algorithm to compress JPEG files by 22%

Jul

16

2016

Cloud Drop Box Dropbox storage company announced the launch of a new compression algorithm for images, and assume the new algorithm called “Lipton” . Large , it has been published on the site private participation Balambr.n GitHub GitHub under the open source Apache License.

And operating the new algorithm to compress files and decrypt pressing them together, as it allows for feature decompressing work during the live broadcast, so that they can file a return to full size when you send them over the network.

The Lipton algorithm is important for the user experience, and given the possibility of transfer of data and show content faster, as it affects the basic infrastructure for data centers.

He noted software engineer Daniel Reiter in a post published on the official company blog that he was used Lipton encoding algorithm 16 billion images stored in the paths of Box and re-encoding the old image quickly, as the algorithm allowed the company to edit and maintain multiple petabytes or several thousand gigabytes.

Currently exist several algorithms compress the images available to the public can be used, including Google Inc. open source algorithm known as Brotli.

It was written and programming of the new Lipton algorithm to handle and adjust the image by C ++ programming language C ++, and allow the new algorithm to reduce the size of JPEG files by 22 percent.

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