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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There are better formats already
by hyper on Fri 1st Oct 2010 08:24 UTC
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Ah... Google "doing whats best for all". Except that we do not need yet another format...

We already have JPEG2000 and JPEG XR: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG_XR

Technically i think JPEG XR > JPEG2000 > JPEG quality-wise and WebP is probably worse than any of these except maybe JPEG.

I don't care if WebP "is open and free". In that case we have JPEG which is good enough. Either we all change to something vastly superior that JPEG (i.e. JPEG XR) or we do change anything at all.

Just my thoughts...

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