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1.4 pre-beta
[1] New features in the TurboJPEG API:
-- YUV planar images can now be generated with an arbitrary line padding
(previously only 4-byte padding, which was compatible with X Video, was
-- The decompress-to-YUV function has been extended to support image scaling.
-- JPEG images can now be compressed from YUV planar source images.
-- YUV planar images can now be decoded into RGB or grayscale images.
-- 4:1:1 subsampling is now supported. This is mainly included for
compatibility, since 4:1:1 is not fully accelerated in libjpeg-turbo and has no
significant advantages relative to 4:2:0.
-- CMYK images are now supported. This feature allows CMYK source images to be
compressed to YCCK JPEGs and YCCK or CMYK JPEGs to be decompressed to CMYK
destination images. Conversion between CMYK/YCCK and RGB or YUV images is not
supported. Such conversion requires a color management system and is thus out
of scope for a codec library.
-- The handling of YUV images in the Java API has been significantly refactored
and should now be much more intuitive.
-- The Java API now supports encoding a YUV image from an arbitrary position in
a large image buffer.
-- All of the YUV functions now have a corresponding function that operates on
separate image planes instead of a unified image buffer. This allows for
compressing/decoding from or decompressing/encoding to a subregion of a larger
YUV image. It also allows for handling YUV formats that swap the order of the
U and V planes.
[2] Added SIMD acceleration for DSPr2-capable MIPS platforms. This speeds up
the compression of full-color JPEGs by 70-80% on such platforms and
decompression by 25-35%.
[3] If an application attempts to decompress a Huffman-coded JPEG image whose
header does not contain Huffman tables, libjpeg-turbo will now insert the
default Huffman tables. In order to save space, many motion JPEG video frames
are encoded without the default Huffman tables, so these frames can now be
successfully decompressed by libjpeg-turbo without additional work on the part
of the application. An application can still override the Huffman tables, for
instance to re-use tables from a previous frame of the same video.
[4] The Mac packaging system now uses pkgbuild and productbuild rather than
PackageMaker (which is obsolete and no longer supported.) This means that
OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or later must be used when packaging libjpeg-turbo,
although the packages produced can be installed on OS X 10.5 "Leopard" or
later. OS X 10.4 "Tiger" is no longer supported.
[5] The Huffman encoder now uses clz and bsr instructions for bit counting on
ARM platforms rather than a lookup table. This reduces the memory footprint
by 64k, which may be important for some mobile applications. Out of four
Android devices that were tested, two demonstrated a small overall performance
loss (~3-4% on average) with ARMv6 code and a small gain (also ~3-4%) with
ARMv7 code when enabling this new feature, but the other two devices
demonstrated a significant overall performance gain with both ARMv6 and ARMv7
code (~10-20%) when enabling the feature. Actual mileage may vary.
[6] Worked around an issue with Visual C++ 2010 and later that caused incorrect
pixels to be generated when decompressing a JPEG image to a 256-color bitmap,
if compiler optimization was enabled when libjpeg-turbo was built. This caused
the regression tests to fail when doing a release build under Visual C++ 2010
and later.
[7] Improved the accuracy and performance of the non-SIMD implementation of the
floating point inverse DCT (using code borrowed from libjpeg v8a and later.)
The accuracy of this implementation now matches the accuracy of the SSE/SSE2
implementation. Note, however, that the floating point DCT/IDCT algorithms are
mainly a legacy feature. They generally do not produce significantly better
accuracy than the slow integer DCT/IDCT algorithms, and they are quite a bit
[8] Added a new output colorspace (JCS_RGB565) to the libjpeg API that allows
for decompressing JPEG images into RGB565 (16-bit) pixels. If dithering is not
used, then this code path is SIMD-accelerated on ARM platforms.
[9] Numerous obsolete features, such as support for non-ANSI compilers and
support for the MS-DOS memory model, were removed from the libjpeg code,
greatly improving its readability and making it easier to maintain and extend.
[10] Fixed a segfault that occurred when calling output_message() with msg_code
[11] Fixed an issue whereby wrjpgcom was allowing comments longer than 65k
characters to be passed on the command line, which was causing it to generate
incorrect JPEG files.
[12] Fixed a bug in the build system that was causing the Windows version of
wrjpgcom to be built using the rdjpgcom source code.
[13] Restored 12-bit-per-component JPEG support. A 12-bit version of
libjpeg-turbo can now be built by passing an argument of --with-12bit to
configure (Unix) or -DWITH_12BIT=1 to cmake (Windows.) 12-bit JPEG support is
included only for convenience. Enabling this feature disables all of the
performance features in libjpeg-turbo, as well as arithmetic coding and the
TurboJPEG API. The resulting library still contains the other libjpeg-turbo
features (such as the colorspace extensions), but in general, it performs no
faster than libjpeg v6b.
[14] Added ARM 64-bit SIMD acceleration for the YCC-to-RGB color conversion
and IDCT algorithms (both are used during JPEG decompression.) For unknown
reasons (probably related to clang), this code cannot currently be compiled for
[15] Fixed an extremely rare bug that could cause the Huffman encoder's local
buffer to overrun when a very high-frequency MCU is compressed using quality
100 and no subsampling, and when the JPEG output buffer is being dynamically
resized by the destination manager. This issue was so rare that, even with a
test program specifically designed to make the bug occur (by injecting random
high-frequency YUV data into the compressor), it was reproducible only once in
about every 25 million iterations.
[16] Fixed an oversight in the TurboJPEG C wrapper: if any of the JPEG
compression functions was called repeatedly with the same
automatically-allocated destination buffer, then TurboJPEG would erroneously
assume that the jpegSize parameter was equal to the size of the buffer, when in
fact that parameter was probably equal to the size of the most recently
compressed JPEG image. If the size of the previous JPEG image was not as large
as the current JPEG image, then TurboJPEG would unnecessarily reallocate the
destination buffer.
[1] On Un*x systems, 'make install' now installs the libjpeg-turbo libraries
into /opt/libjpeg-turbo/lib32 by default on any 32-bit system, not just x86,
and into /opt/libjpeg-turbo/lib64 by default on any 64-bit system, not just
x86-64. You can override this by overriding either the 'prefix' or 'libdir'
configure variables.
[2] The Windows installer now places a copy of the TurboJPEG DLLs in the same
directory as the rest of the libjpeg-turbo binaries. This was mainly done
to support TurboVNC 1.3, which bundles the DLLs in its Windows installation.
When using a 32-bit version of CMake on 64-bit Windows, it is impossible to
access the c:\WINDOWS\system32 directory, which made it impossible for the
TurboVNC build scripts to bundle the 64-bit TurboJPEG DLL.
[3] Fixed a bug whereby attempting to encode a progressive JPEG with arithmetic
entropy coding (by passing arguments of -progressive -arithmetic to cjpeg or
jpegtran, for instance) would result in an error, "Requested feature was
omitted at compile time".
[4] Fixed a couple of issues whereby malformed JPEG images would cause
libjpeg-turbo to use uninitialized memory during decompression.
[5] Fixed an error ("Buffer passed to JPEG library is too small") that occurred
when calling the TurboJPEG YUV encoding function with a very small (< 5x5)
source image, and added a unit test to check for this error.
[6] The Java classes should now build properly under Visual Studio 2010 and
[7] Fixed an issue that prevented SRPMs generated using the in-tree packaging
tools from being rebuilt on certain newer Linux distributions.
[8] Numerous minor fixes to eliminate compilation and build/packaging system
warnings, fix cosmetic issues, improve documentation clarity, and other general
source cleanup.
[1] 'make test' now works properly on FreeBSD, and it no longer requires the
md5sum executable to be present on other Un*x platforms.
[2] Overhauled the packaging system:
-- To avoid conflict with vendor-supplied libjpeg-turbo packages, the
official RPMs and DEBs for libjpeg-turbo have been renamed to
-- The TurboJPEG libraries are now located under /opt/libjpeg-turbo in the
official Linux and Mac packages, to avoid conflict with vendor-supplied
packages and also to streamline the packaging system.
-- Release packages are now created with the directory structure defined
by the configure variables "prefix", "bindir", "libdir", etc. (Un*x) or by the
CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX variable (Windows.) The exception is that the docs are
always located under the system default documentation directory on Un*x and Mac
systems, and on Windows, the TurboJPEG DLL is always located in the Windows
system directory.
-- To avoid confusion, official libjpeg-turbo packages on Linux/Unix platforms
(except for Mac) will always install the 32-bit libraries in
/opt/libjpeg-turbo/lib32 and the 64-bit libraries in /opt/libjpeg-turbo/lib64.
-- Fixed an issue whereby, in some cases, the libjpeg-turbo executables on Un*x
systems were not properly linking with the shared libraries installed by the
same package.
-- Fixed an issue whereby building the "installer" target on Windows when
WITH_JAVA=1 would fail if the TurboJPEG JAR had not been previously built.
-- Building the "install" target on Windows now installs files into the same
places that the installer does.
[3] Fixed a Huffman encoder bug that prevented I/O suspension from working
1.2.90 (1.3 beta1)
[1] Added support for additional scaling factors (3/8, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 9/8, 5/4,
11/8, 3/2, 13/8, 7/4, 15/8, and 2) when decompressing. Note that the IDCT will
not be SIMD-accelerated when using any of these new scaling factors.
[2] The TurboJPEG dynamic library is now versioned. It was not strictly
necessary to do so, because TurboJPEG uses versioned symbols, and if a function
changes in an ABI-incompatible way, that function is renamed and a legacy
function is provided to maintain backward compatibility. However, certain
Linux distro maintainers have a policy against accepting any library that isn't
[3] Extended the TurboJPEG Java API so that it can be used to compress a JPEG
image from and decompress a JPEG image to an arbitrary position in a large
image buffer.
[4] The tjDecompressToYUV() function now supports the TJFLAG_FASTDCT flag.
[5] The 32-bit supplementary package for amd64 Debian systems now provides
symlinks in /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu for the TurboJPEG libraries in /usr/lib32.
This allows those libraries to be used on MultiArch-compatible systems (such as
Ubuntu 11 and later) without setting the linker path.
[6] The TurboJPEG Java wrapper should now find the JNI library on Mac systems
without having to pass -Djava.library.path=/usr/lib to java.
[7] TJBench has been ported to Java to provide a convenient way of validating
the performance of the TurboJPEG Java API. It can be run with
'java -cp turbojpeg.jar TJBench'.
[8] cjpeg can now be used to generate JPEG files with the RGB colorspace
(feature ported from jpeg-8d.)
[9] The width and height in the -crop argument passed to jpegtran can now be
suffixed with "f" to indicate that, when the upper left corner of the cropping
region is automatically moved to the nearest iMCU boundary, the bottom right
corner should be moved by the same amount. In other words, this feature causes
jpegtran to strictly honor the specified width/height rather than the specified
bottom right corner (feature ported from jpeg-8d.)
[10] JPEG files using the RGB colorspace can now be decompressed into grayscale
images (feature ported from jpeg-8d.)
[11] Fixed a regression caused by 1.2.1[7] whereby the build would fail with
multiple "Mismatch in operand sizes" errors when attempting to build the x86
SIMD code with NASM 0.98.
[12] The in-memory source/destination managers (jpeg_mem_src() and
jpeg_mem_dest()) are now included by default when building libjpeg-turbo with
libjpeg v6b or v7 emulation, so that programs can take advantage of these
functions without requiring the use of the backward-incompatible libjpeg v8
ABI. The "age number" of the libjpeg-turbo library on Un*x systems has been
incremented by 1 to reflect this. You can disable this feature with a
configure/CMake switch in order to retain strict API/ABI compatibility with the
libjpeg v6b or v7 API/ABI (or with previous versions of libjpeg-turbo.) See
README-turbo.txt for more details.
[13] Added ARM v7s architecture to libjpeg.a and libturbojpeg.a in the official
libjpeg-turbo binary package for OS X, so that those libraries can be used to
build applications that leverage the faster CPUs in the iPhone 5 and iPad 4.
[1] Creating or decoding a JPEG file that uses the RGB colorspace should now
properly work when the input or output colorspace is one of the libjpeg-turbo
colorspace extensions.
[2] When libjpeg-turbo was built without SIMD support and merged (non-fancy)
upsampling was used along with an alpha-enabled colorspace during
decompression, the unused byte of the decompressed pixels was not being set to
0xFF. This has been fixed. TJUnitTest has also been extended to test for the
correct behavior of the colorspace extensions when merged upsampling is used.
[3] Fixed a bug whereby the libjpeg-turbo SSE2 SIMD code would not preserve the
upper 64 bits of xmm6 and xmm7 on Win64 platforms, which violated the Win64
calling conventions.
[4] Fixed a regression caused by 1.2.0[6] whereby decompressing corrupt JPEG
images (specifically, images in which the component count was erroneously set
to a large value) would cause libjpeg-turbo to segfault.
[5] Worked around a severe performance issue with "Bobcat" (AMD Embedded APU)
processors. The MASKMOVDQU instruction, which was used by the libjpeg-turbo
SSE2 SIMD code, is apparently implemented in microcode on AMD processors, and
it is painfully slow on Bobcat processors in particular. Eliminating the use
of this instruction improved performance by an order of magnitude on Bobcat
processors and by a small amount (typically 5%) on AMD desktop processors.
[6] Added SIMD acceleration for performing 4:2:2 upsampling on NEON-capable ARM
platforms. This speeds up the decompression of 4:2:2 JPEGs by 20-25% on such
[7] Fixed a regression caused by 1.2.0[2] whereby, on Linux/x86 platforms
running the 32-bit SSE2 SIMD code in libjpeg-turbo, decompressing a 4:2:0 or
4:2:2 JPEG image into a 32-bit (RGBX, BGRX, etc.) buffer without using fancy
upsampling would produce several incorrect columns of pixels at the right-hand
side of the output image if each row in the output image was not evenly
divisible by 16 bytes.
[8] Fixed an issue whereby attempting to build the SIMD extensions with Xcode
4.3 on OS X platforms would cause NASM to return numerous errors of the form
"'%define' expects a macro identifier".
[9] Added flags to the TurboJPEG API that allow the caller to force the use of
either the fast or the accurate DCT/IDCT algorithms in the underlying codec.
[1] Fixed build issue with YASM on Unix systems (the libjpeg-turbo build system
was not adding the current directory to the assembler include path, so YASM
was not able to find
[2] Fixed out-of-bounds read in SSE2 SIMD code that occurred when decompressing
a JPEG image to a bitmap buffer whose size was not a multiple of 16 bytes.
This was more of an annoyance than an actual bug, since it did not cause any
actual run-time problems, but the issue showed up when running libjpeg-turbo in
valgrind. See for more information.
[3] Added a compile-time macro (LIBJPEG_TURBO_VERSION) that can be used to
check the version of libjpeg-turbo against which an application was compiled.
[4] Added new RGBA/BGRA/ABGR/ARGB colorspace extension constants (libjpeg API)
and pixel formats (TurboJPEG API), which allow applications to specify that,
when decompressing to a 4-component RGB buffer, the unused byte should be set
to 0xFF so that it can be interpreted as an opaque alpha channel.
[5] Fixed regression issue whereby DevIL failed to build against libjpeg-turbo
because libjpeg-turbo's distributed version of jconfig.h contained an INLINE
macro, which conflicted with a similar macro in DevIL. This macro is used only
internally when building libjpeg-turbo, so it was moved into config.h.
[6] libjpeg-turbo will now correctly decompress erroneous CMYK/YCCK JPEGs whose
K component is assigned a component ID of 1 instead of 4. Although these files
are in violation of the spec, other JPEG implementations handle them
[7] Added ARM v6 and ARM v7 architectures to libjpeg.a and libturbojpeg.a in
the official libjpeg-turbo binary package for OS X, so that those libraries can
be used to build both OS X and iOS applications.
1.1.90 (1.2 beta1)
[1] Added a Java wrapper for the TurboJPEG API. See java/README for more
[2] The TurboJPEG API can now be used to scale down images during
[3] Added SIMD routines for RGB-to-grayscale color conversion, which
significantly improves the performance of grayscale JPEG compression from an
RGB source image.
[4] Improved the performance of the C color conversion routines, which are used
on platforms for which SIMD acceleration is not available.
[5] Added a function to the TurboJPEG API that performs lossless transforms.
This function is implemented using the same back end as jpegtran, but it
performs transcoding entirely in memory and allows multiple transforms and/or
crop operations to be batched together, so the source coefficients only need to
be read once. This is useful when generating image tiles from a single source
[6] Added tests for the new TurboJPEG scaled decompression and lossless
transform features to tjbench (the TurboJPEG benchmark, formerly called
[7] Added support for 4:4:0 (transposed 4:2:2) subsampling in TurboJPEG, which
was necessary in order for it to read 4:2:2 JPEG files that had been losslessly
transposed or rotated 90 degrees.
[8] All legacy VirtualGL code has been re-factored, and this has allowed
libjpeg-turbo, in its entirety, to be re-licensed under a BSD-style license.
[9] libjpeg-turbo can now be built with YASM.
[10] Added SIMD acceleration for ARM Linux and iOS platforms that support
NEON instructions.
[11] Refactored the TurboJPEG C API and documented it using Doxygen. The
TurboJPEG 1.2 API uses pixel formats to define the size and component order of
the uncompressed source/destination images, and it includes a more efficient
version of TJBUFSIZE() that computes a worst-case JPEG size based on the level
of chrominance subsampling. The refactored implementation of the TurboJPEG API
now uses the libjpeg memory source and destination managers, which allows the
TurboJPEG compressor to grow the JPEG buffer as necessary.
[12] Eliminated errors in the output of jpegtran on Windows that occurred when
the application was invoked using I/O redirection
(jpegtran <input.jpg >output.jpg).
[13] The inclusion of libjpeg v7 and v8 emulation as well as arithmetic coding
support in libjpeg-turbo v1.1.0 introduced several new error constants in
jerror.h, and these were mistakenly enabled for all emulation modes, causing
the error enum in libjpeg-turbo to sometimes have different values than the
same enum in libjpeg. This represents an ABI incompatibility, and it caused
problems with rare applications that took specific action based on a particular
error value. The fix was to include the new error constants conditionally
based on whether libjpeg v7 or v8 emulation was enabled.
[14] Fixed an issue whereby Windows applications that used libjpeg-turbo would
fail to compile if the Windows system headers were included before jpeglib.h.
This issue was caused by a conflict in the definition of the INT32 type.
[15] Fixed 32-bit supplementary package for amd64 Debian systems, which was
broken by enhancements to the packaging system in 1.1.
[16] When decompressing a JPEG image using an output colorspace of
now set the unused byte to 0xFF, which allows applications to interpret that
byte as an alpha channel (0xFF = opaque).
[1] Fixed a 1-pixel error in row 0, column 21 of the luminance plane generated
by tjEncodeYUV().
[2] libjpeg-turbo's accelerated Huffman decoder previously ignored unexpected
markers found in the middle of the JPEG data stream during decompression. It
will now hand off decoding of a particular block to the unaccelerated Huffman
decoder if an unexpected marker is found, so that the unaccelerated Huffman
decoder can generate an appropriate warning.
[3] Older versions of MinGW64 prefixed symbol names with underscores by
default, which differed from the behavior of 64-bit Visual C++. MinGW64 1.0
has adopted the behavior of 64-bit Visual C++ as the default, so to accommodate
this, the libjpeg-turbo SIMD function names are no longer prefixed with an
underscore when building with MinGW64. This means that, when building
libjpeg-turbo with older versions of MinGW64, you will now have to add
-fno-leading-underscore to the CFLAGS.
[4] Fixed a regression bug in the NSIS script that caused the Windows installer
build to fail when using the Visual Studio IDE.
[5] Fixed a bug in jpeg_read_coefficients() whereby it would not initialize
cinfo->image_width and cinfo->image_height if libjpeg v7 or v8 emulation was
enabled. This specifically caused the jpegoptim program to fail if it was
linked against a version of libjpeg-turbo that was built with libjpeg v7 or v8
[6] Eliminated excessive I/O overhead that occurred when reading BMP files in
[7] Eliminated errors in the output of cjpeg on Windows that occurred when the
application was invoked using I/O redirection (cjpeg <inputfile >output.jpg).
[1] The algorithm used by the SIMD quantization function cannot produce correct
results when the JPEG quality is >= 98 and the fast integer forward DCT is
used. Thus, the non-SIMD quantization function is now used for those cases,
and libjpeg-turbo should now produce identical output to libjpeg v6b in all
[2] Despite the above, the fast integer forward DCT still degrades somewhat for
JPEG qualities greater than 95, so the TurboJPEG wrapper will now automatically
use the slow integer forward DCT when generating JPEG images of quality 96 or
greater. This reduces compression performance by as much as 15% for these
high-quality images but is necessary to ensure that the images are perceptually
lossless. It also ensures that the library can avoid the performance pitfall
created by [1].
[3] Ported jpgtest.cxx to pure C to avoid the need for a C++ compiler.
[4] Fixed visual artifacts in grayscale JPEG compression caused by a typo in
the RGB-to-luminance lookup tables.
[5] The Windows distribution packages now include the libjpeg run-time programs
(cjpeg, etc.)
[6] All packages now include jpgtest.
[7] The TurboJPEG dynamic library now uses versioned symbols.
[8] Added two new TurboJPEG API functions, tjEncodeYUV() and
tjDecompressToYUV(), to replace the somewhat hackish TJ_YUV flag.
1.0.90 (1.1 beta1)
[1] Added emulation of the libjpeg v7 and v8 APIs and ABIs. See
README-turbo.txt for more details. This feature was sponsored by CamTrace SAS.
[2] Created a new CMake-based build system for the Visual C++ and MinGW builds.
[3] Grayscale bitmaps can now be compressed from/decompressed to using the
[4] jpgtest can now be used to test decompression performance with existing
JPEG images.
[5] If the default install prefix (/opt/libjpeg-turbo) is used, then
'make install' now creates /opt/libjpeg-turbo/lib32 and
/opt/libjpeg-turbo/lib64 sym links to duplicate the behavior of the binary
[6] All symbols in the libjpeg-turbo dynamic library are now versioned, even
when the library is built with libjpeg v6b emulation.
[7] Added arithmetic encoding and decoding support (can be disabled with
configure or CMake options)
[8] Added a TJ_YUV flag to the TurboJPEG API, which causes both the compressor
and decompressor to output planar YUV images.
[9] Added an extended version of tjDecompressHeader() to the TurboJPEG API,
which allows the caller to determine the type of subsampling used in a JPEG
[10] Added further protections against invalid Huffman codes.
[1] The Huffman decoder will now handle erroneous Huffman codes (for instance,
from a corrupt JPEG image.) Previously, these would cause libjpeg-turbo to
crash under certain circumstances.
[2] Fixed typo in SIMD dispatch routines that was causing 4:2:2 upsampling to
be used instead of 4:2:0 when decompressing JPEG images using SSE2 code.
[3] configure script will now automatically determine whether the
INCOMPLETE_TYPES_BROKEN macro should be defined.
[1] 2983700: Further FreeBSD build tweaks (no longer necessary to specify
--host when configuring on a 64-bit system)
[2] Created symlinks in the Unix/Linux packages so that the TurboJPEG
include file can always be found in /opt/libjpeg-turbo/include, the 32-bit
static libraries can always be found in /opt/libjpeg-turbo/lib32, and the
64-bit static libraries can always be found in /opt/libjpeg-turbo/lib64.
[3] The Unix/Linux distribution packages now include the libjpeg run-time
programs (cjpeg, etc.) and man pages.
[4] Created a 32-bit supplementary package for amd64 Debian systems, which
contains just the 32-bit libjpeg-turbo libraries.
[5] Moved the libraries from */lib32 to */lib in the i386 Debian package.
[6] Include distribution package for Cygwin
[7] No longer necessary to specify --without-simd on non-x86 architectures, and
unit tests now work on those architectures.
[1] 2982659, Fixed x86-64 build on FreeBSD systems
[2] 2988188: Added support for Windows 64-bit systems
[1] Added documentation to .deb packages
[2] 2968313: Fixed data corruption issues when decompressing large JPEG images
and/or using buffered I/O with the libjpeg-turbo decompressor
Initial release