Reading an article about Microsofts new idea to replace JPEG with a format of their own:

Microsoft has plans to introduce a new image format called Windows Media Photo in an attempt to replace the common JPEG image format. The software maker gave deatils on Wednesday at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, where Bill Crow, program manager for Windows Media Photo said- “One of the biggest reasons people upgrade their PCs is digital photos”

Now I want to say two things about this,

1) if Microsoft comes up with a format WMP (just for the ease of naming it this way) and is better as JPEG, i would be okay with it, as long they make it a free and open standard. No licesensing or any of that crap.

2) If the biggest reasons people upgrade their PC is because of digital photo’s I eat my hat, sorry, that one i can’t believe, they could just as well install linux on their old pc, and that would be just fine! If you talk about video-editing, that is another story.

An other question, might be, do I really need another format, at this moment my answer is NO, but who knows i change my mind if they make something great. (but I seriously doubt that).