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: What? No love for JPEG2000?
by Valhalla on Fri 1st Oct 2010 02:08 UTC in reply to "What? No love for JPEG2000?"
Valhalla
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2006-01-24

How come Google isn't comparing it against JP2?


Because this format is aimed at the web and thus 'compete' against standard jpg. Do you see many jpeg2000 images on the web? No, because they are computionally very expensive for what is roughly 20% better compression. Personally I think it's great for archiving high resolution images, not so much for web surfing.

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