Jon Sneyers

Dr. Jon Sneyers researches image processing and image compression at Cloudinary, a company providing cloud-based image and video management services to a million web developers at thousands of companies. He is the co-creator of the FLIF and JPEG XL image formats, and is currently chair of the JPEG XL Adhoc Group within the JPEG committee as well as an editor of the ISO/IEC 18181 standard (JPEG XL).

Per photo, digital photography is undeniably more eco-friendly than analogue film photography. However, we make orders of magnitude more photos now than in the analogue times. This article discusses the history of digital image formats and their ecological footprint.