Google launched WebP to outdo JPEG. Now a new version is designed to take on another dominant graphics format on the Web, PNG.
WebP is based on the open-source compression technology used in Google's WebM video encoding technology, and with it, Google hopes to reduce Web page file sizes and thereby speed up the Net. There are plenty of challenges for the technology, but Google just made WebP a bit more competitive through the addition of two major features.
First is a "lossless" compression option that can image data without loss of fidelity. Second is support for … Read more