Google Open Sources JPEG Assassin

Posted by AwesomeTux on Oct 2, 2010 3:10 AM EDT
The Register; By Cade Metz
Mail this story
Print this story

"Google has open sourced a new "lossy" image format known as WebP — pronounced "weppy" — claiming it can cut the size of current web images by almost 40 per cent. CNet revealed the format with a story late this morning, and Google soon followed with a blog post describing the technology, which has been released as a developer preview. WebP is derived from VP8, the video codec Google acquired with its purchase of On2 Technologies earlier this year and promptly open sourced as part of the new WebM format."

Full Story

» Read more about: Story Type: News Story

« Return to the newswire homepage

Subject Topic Starter Replies Views Last Post
Great idea Sander_Marechal 4 833 Oct 5, 2010 4:42 AM

You cannot post until you login.