Linked by Brooss on Sat 26th Feb 2011 16:49 UTC
Google Google has released a new set of tools for the WebP Image format. The release includes a completely rewritten encoder with improved image quality. Also available is a Windows Imaging Component providing WebP import to any application that supports WIC such as Microsoft Office 2010. There is a side-by-side comparison between the new encoder, the old encoder and JPEG here.
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What world needs
by Karitku on Sat 26th Feb 2011 17:21 UTC
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Isn't yet another web aimed picture format. What we do need is replacement for TIFF. Why? Because TIFF is only picture format that is generally specified in archiving standards. Another format is PDF 1.5 which isn't very good either. I been waiting proper XML-based image format since Microsoft released XPS or atleast something that has proper custom metadata format. Problem is that XPS isn't aimed for long time archive purpose at least Microsoft isn't doing much to push it in archiving standards.

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RE: What world needs
by Valhalla on Sat 26th Feb 2011 17:39 in reply to "What world needs"
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Well, I wouldn't pretend to know 'what the world needs' when it comes to image formats, but I don't think webp will make a splash unless the improvements over Jpeg become dramatic. From my own (now outdated) tests webp is better when using low quality, with higher quality there was very little difference.

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RE[2]: What world needs
by Kochise on Sat 26th Feb 2011 19:45 in reply to "RE: What world needs"
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You know, PNG-MNG-JNG covers almost everything about raster images, and SVG for vector images. The rest, PDF-PSD-whatever is gross and useful only on specific cases (proprietary format)


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