e-Vue has announced what the company claims are the first MPEG-4 encoding and decoding tools for still images. MPEG-4 compressed images are between two and five smaller than the same quality images using JPEG compression.
The e-Vue family consists of three products. Image Studio is a set of encoding and authoring tools for conversion of images into MPEG-4 format. It includes features for batch encoding and HTML code generation. It runs on Windows 98/NT/2000.
Image Tools for Photoshop is a plug-in that allows both Windows and Mac users of the Adobe application to output images to MPEG-4.
Image Viewer is a browser plug-in that works with AOL, Netscape and Microsoft browsers on both Windows and Mac platforms. It allows MPEG-4 compressed images to be viewed.