The multimedia world does not stop growing and evolving over the years and with the advancement of technology. So much so that from time to time new supports for file formats appear, as is the case that we will talk about next. Specifically, we are talking about the JPEG XL file format , a state-of-the-art type of image.
To begin with, say that this is a format that little by little is reaching different programs such as browsers. Also note that these files have the .jxl file extension offering high image quality with better compression ratios than legacy JPEG. It is also important that it is a royalty-free image format that offers a great resemblance to the original image.
To all this we can add a good encoding and decoding speed with hardly any losses. That is why browser developers such as Mozilla or Google have already begun to implement compatibility in their products. So these programs will be able to work with the new JPEG XL format . Thus, below we will see how to know if your browser is already compatible with the new image format.
Opening an image in JPEG XL format
As you can imagine, a very quick way to find out if your browser is compatible with the new JPEG XL image format is to try to open a sample. Therefore, if the image as such is displayed on the screen, it means that JPEG XL is already compatible with the browser you use. On the other hand, if a file download dialog box appears, the new file format is not supported.
The latter does not necessarily mean that support has not been implemented yet, but it may not be enabled by default.
Enable JPEG XL support in Chrome
To give us an idea, you should know that Google has already added an experimental support for the JPEG XL format to Chrome . Of course, for the moment we are only going to find it in the Canary version, although it will soon reach the whole world, that is, the final version. At the same time, although the functionality is there, it is not enabled by default.
This means that this support must be enabled by us by hand, which will allow the JXL images to be displayed in the software. For this we enter the following in the navigation bar:
Now we just have to change the state of this experimental entry to Enabled and restart Chrome.
Activate support in Firefox
On the other hand, we tell you that Mozilla has also implemented JPEG XL support in Firefox. At the moment it is only available in Firefox Nightly, and as in Chrome, it must be activated by hand for it to work, since it is not activated by default. To do this, in the navigation bar we write the following:
Next we look for the entry called Media: JPEG XL and we mark the box right next to it to activate the compatibility with the new format.
Enable compatibility in Edge
For these images to work in Edge , Microsoft‘s proposal for the Internet, we also have to open Edge Canary. However, at the moment the function cannot be activated on the experiment page. In this case we will have to create a direct access to the program.
After that, we right-click on it and access its Properties. Here we add the following parameter to the end of the field called Destination: