Google made a new image format for the web

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  1. Cerulean

    Cerulean L3: Member

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    Google made a new image format for the web [9/30]

    Google made a new image format to combat jpeg, saying that it could reduce the filesize of an image about 39% while keeping the same level of quality.

    http://blog.chromium.org/2010/09/webp-new-image-format-for-web.html

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  2. Exist

    Exist L6: Sharp Member

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    JPEG, my mortal enemy... To be honest, I don't care much for ultra compression unless it's for a school project or a client who has a slow service provider... The only thing that I use bitmaps for now a glow effects in flash intensive environments, seeing as Flash's filters cause more lag then 5 bitmaps.

    Tl;dr - I hate bitmaps, Vector man!!!
     
  3. REEJ

    REEJ L7: Fancy Member

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    Whatever loads faster.. yes please.
    Go google go, you got too much money anyway
     
  4. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    I'm happy with lossless PNG.
     
  5. Pocket

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    See? I warned the Internet — let people disown MPEG and H.265 because they're "not open formats" and they'll come after JPEG next! *harumph* Not that there isn't room for another lossy, photo-optimized format out there, preferably one that doesn't rely on breaking everything up into boxes and ignoring much larger areas of near-identical color (like, say, the sky).

    Man, if I had a dollar for every time someone uses PNG inappropriately, I could probably pay to fund this project myself. People really need to be educated on the pros and cons of different formats or, at the very least, be forced to see how big their files are and how slow they load at DSL speeds.
     
  6. luxatile

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    No, it's not! It's pronounced Web Pee. And that is just silly. And ironically appropriate.
     
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  7. Numerous

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    We don't have time to learn what different formats do Steve, we're busy learning about signs/modular, ones compliment, twos compliment, and making lame jokes about "threes crowd".

    Also, vectors FTW.
     
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