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[15]: Comment by hornett
by Gusar on Sun 3rd Oct 2010 12:09 UTC in reply to "RE[14]: Comment by hornett"
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WebP *is* VP8. It's the same libvpx creating the video I posted and WebP images. But ok, you want an images comparison? Here you go:

To create the jpeg, I used GIMP and saved the original with a quality of 30. Why that low? So you can easily see the difference to the original. For webp I used 'webpconv -quality 51', so the filesize was approximately the same - 38415 bytes for jpeg, 38826 bytes for webp.
Then I converted the webp image to png, for easy viewing in the browser.

WebP converted to png:

WebP, before converting to png:

The background is annoyingly blocky on the jpeg, at quality 30, that's no surprise. But look at the cat. Looks very ok in the jpeg, looks like quite a blur in webp.

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RE[16]: Comment by hornett
by Neolander on Sun 3rd Oct 2010 14:09 in reply to "RE[15]: Comment by hornett"
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In my opinion, the cat does look blocky too in JPEG... But well, I suppose it's a matter of taste.

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