If you have ordered a replacement photo set or video recently you have likely noticed improved quality. In some cases the improvement in picture quality can be dramatic!
The reason for this is professional editing tools, techniques, codecs, and encoding technologies continue to advance. This means the editing and encoding processes are likely more efficient and less damaging than in the past.
In real terms this means the latest advancements can often produce nicer, cleaner and sharper results while preserving more of the original raw picture quality!