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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Heck, even gif files are still in heavy use despite png being a superior format

1/There isn't a single supported standard for animated PNG across all browsers.
2/Most PNG encoders bundled in image editors aim for quality and don't support artificially enforcing use of limited color palettes, so in the end you can make GIF much smaller than PNG when it's needed ;)

Edited 2010-10-01 07:30 UTC

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