Friday, March 17, 2017

Google open-sources JPEG encoder that reduces file sizes by 35%

If you’re building an app or site that stores, manipulates or serves a lot of images, you’ll want to consider implementing Google’s new image compression algorithm, which promises to reduce JPEG file sizes by 35 percent more than other methods. It’s called Guetzli, and it works with existing browsers and image processing tools. Google says it allows for small file sizes without compromising much on image quality by targeting what’s known as the quantization stage of the compression process, which is where algorithms can squish files but end up with poorer quality images. However, it’s worth noting that Guetzli is…

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