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Let’s start with some history.
BPG (Better Portable Graphics) is a new image format with the purpose to replace JPEG image format when quality or file size is an issue.
- By Fabrice Bellard
This means that BPG not only is way smaller than JPEG but also delivers a better quality. And that’s not all! It also supports animations!
And when I say animation, I actually say GIF-like movies with MP4 quality that are actually smaller than the mp4 it was built from.
Let’s see an example (I have not included a GIF example because the same quality size and frame rate means that the GIF will have exactly 33.8MB)
So let’s go:
GIFs today are not even GIFs anymore. With the release of Imgur’s gifv the internet went nuts for nothing more than a mp4 that has autoplay, and if mp4’s are not supported, or autoplay is disabled (mobiles), they’re replaced with very low quality GIFs.
We got just a few…
Why not go ahead and promote it so that browsers actually support it. Or you can start using it today, it requires some CPU processing, but hey! We’re saving bandwidth! 😀
For example there’s a feature request on the Bugzilla Tracker of Firefox – here
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