Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Sep 2010 23:04 UTC
Google A few months ago, Google open sourced the VP8 video codec as part of the WebM video project, to create a truly Free/free unencumbered video format for the web as an answer to the non-Free/free patent-encumbered H264 format. Today, Google launched a new image format for the web, WebP, which aims to significantly reduce the file size of photos and images on the web.
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RE: Comment by mercury
by tyrione on Fri 1st Oct 2010 01:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by mercury"
tyrione
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2005-11-21

You're right. You can see the averaging trying to blend where instead of a random scatter pattern via the JPEG you now see groupings of non-linear shapes to cut down on the file size.

The same with his forehead.

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