# Why doesn't JPEG use 1D DCT for image compression?

I know that JPEG uses 2D dct and splits the images in 8x8 blocks. Why doesn't it simply split the image in one-dimensional vectors in $\mathbb{R}^{64}$? Wouldn't it simplify the math? My guess is that this way doesn't take advantage of pixel correlation. Is this right or is there any other reason?