If you are a user of…

If you are a user of Dropbox or a fan of image compression technology you might find this interesting: Dropbox has open sourced Lepton, their new streaming image compression format. Lepton achieves a 22% savings reduction for existing JPEG images at a rate of 5 megabytes per second and decodes them back to the original bits at 15 megabytes per second.

I use Dropbox constantly, many times per day for images and screenshots, and have nothing but good things to say about the image quality and file size that I see. Also, this further blurs the lines between real-life Dropbox and HBO's Pied Piper.