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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by lemur2 on Thu 30th Sep 2010 23:51 UTC in reply to "LOL!"
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anyone else click the "comparison" link and watched as the new format images loaded 2 times slower than the JPEG ones? hahaha. i did this in Opera and got a huge kick out of that. ;)

Your mirth is misplaced.

The pictures you downloaded are lossless PNG format, not WebP. You don't have any software which can display WebP on your machine, so the only way that Google can show you the quality of a WebP image is to take an uncompressed image, encode it in WebP, then re-encode it in a lossless format that you can display.

Edited 2010-09-30 23:52 UTC

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by poundsmack on Fri 1st Oct 2010 04:13 in reply to "RE: LOL!"
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well that's what i get for not reading it or paying any attention to what is directly in front of me.

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by Boldie on Fri 1st Oct 2010 14:42 in reply to "RE[2]: LOL!"
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2 years ago I got my KDE-fanboyism whipped out of me after being to quick to draw a conclusion. Not pleasant. The OSnews crowd can be hard but is usually fair. ;)

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by David on Fri 1st Oct 2010 16:38 in reply to "RE: LOL!"
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Your mirth is misplaced.

You get my vote for the politest and most civilized smackdown in the history of the internet.

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