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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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Jpeg 2000? You mean the zombie? ;)

Seriously, someone here is using jpeg2000?


Seriously, did you have some point with your comment? Why shouldn't someone use JPEG-2000? It is computationally more expensive, yes, but it also produces slightly less artifacting and smaller files than regular JPEG. If you are going to use a lossy format for archiving purposes you may as well go for JPEG-2000.

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bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

With disk space so cheap png is the real winner here for typical digital camera image storage. Kind of like flac vs mp3: you want to archive lossless and re-encode as needed for whatever new portable device you have.

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