How to Enable JPEG XL Image format in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox

    JPEG XL is a new image royalty-free raster graphics file format that is “touted” as the next-generation image encoding standard. This new standard offers some advantages over other image formats. In addition to better compression, almost lossless compression is also used. Animations are also possible. You can read more about here.

    Enable JPEG XL Image format in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox

    Some popular modern web browsers like Chrome, Edge, and Firefox have already added support for JPEG XL Image format behind the flags. In case, you want to become the first one to access this functionality, then here’s how you can do that:

    Google Chrome

    In the latest version of Chrome Canary, you need to visit this: chrome://flags/#enable-jxl flag address. Using Enable JXL image format drop-down, change the setting from Default to Enable, and then Relaunch.

    Enable JPEG XL in google chrome

    Doing this will adds image decoding support for the JPEG XL image format.


    In the latest version of Firefox Nightly, you need to visit this: about:preferences#experimental. Doing this will take you to Firefox Nightly Experiments settings.

    Enable JPEG XL in firefox

    Here, scroll down to and check the box for Media: JPEG XL. Doing this will instanlty add support for JPEG XL (JXL) format in Firefox.

    Microsoft Edge

    In Edge Chromium, the process to add support for JPEG XL is quite complicated and you need to enable flag via Edge Properties shortcuts.

    In Start menu search, type Edge Canry and when it appear in search results, right-click and select Open File Locations.

    Here, right-click on Microsoft Edge Canary shortcut and select Properties.

    Head over to Target section and then paste this --enable-features=JXL after msedge.exe.

    Enable JPEG XL in Microsoft Edge

    Click Apply/OK and restart your browser. Doing this will add support for JPEG XL image format in Microsoft Edge.

    What are your thoughts about JPEG XL Image Coding System? Are you going to give it a try? We would like to hear from you in the comments

    Viney Dhiman
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