Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Camera Makers Agree to EVERPLAY Standard

Fuji Photo, Konica Minolta, and Eastman Kodak, announced the EVERPLAY standard designed to ensure compatibility of digital photos and motion images across a broad range of consumer products for future generations.

The companies said methods to organize and preserve digital images have evolved independently by many different companies and have lost interoperability among the different systems. There are also potential problems as time passes, systems evolve and formats change. The new EVERPLAY standard aims to resolve these issues and respond to consumers' needs to protect images and enjoy widespread interoperability. The standard is designed to make it easy to implement and uses XML next-generation language in its specification.

The new standard could pave the way for compatible online services for sharing and archiving digital photos and motion images.


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