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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0003815||Composr||core||public||2019-06-10 17:13||2019-11-14 22:03|
|Reporter||Chris Graham||Assigned To|
|Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0003815: Switch to WebP consistently for raster images (on hold)|
|Description||WebP now offers better lossless and lossy compression than PNG and JPEG.|
As Microsoft have switched to Chromium, the only hold-out browser without WebP support is Safari.
Once Safari has added support, we can put ourselves all-in with WebP for any non-vector images.
|Additional Information||Other formats are around which are not supported by browsers:|
- flif (Cloudinary, comparable results to webp so not likely to get much traction https://cloudinary.com/blog/flif_the_new_lossless_image_format_that_outperforms_png_webp_and_bpg)
- jpeg XR (Microsoft, dead like due to politics)
- jpeg XL (still under development, promising but very early days)
- pik (Google, seems to be more of a side-project strangely)
- bpg (like WebP but based off a better video codec)
- avif/heif (like WebP but based off a better video codec, promising)
There is so much politics and opinion. At the end of the day we only support what browsers can, and are unlikely to do browser-specific transcoding within Composr like Cloudflare or Google Amp might. WebP would provide a decent byte saving.
|Tags||Roadmap: v12, Type: Performance, Type: Standards compliance|
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