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  • Mozilla Firefox Flips On AVIF Image Decoding By Default

    Phoronix: Mozilla Firefox Flips On AVIF Image Decoding By Default

    As noted before the holidays that Mozilla Firefox was ready to enable AVIF image decoding by default, now that the holidays have passed and developers back to their keyboards, Firefox today has re-enabled AVIF by default...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...s-AVIF-Default

  • #2
    Nothing to be excited about, since no camera or smartphone actually produces images in this format, but it's good to know we're covered for when they will.

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    • #3
      and it still doesn't play avif animations only plays first frame... probably the best current use case for it.

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      • #4
        Not enough attention gets focused on JPEG XL, the next-gen royalty-free image format standard that finally (hopefully) will replace JPEG across the industry. It's even backwards compatible in the sense that regular jpg files can be converted to jxl losslessly while reducing the file size by 22% on average due to the more efficient encoding. The format was frozen on Christmas eve and is now in the final stages of standardization.

        Here's a few resources if anyone's interested:
        Unofficial JPEG XL summary page
        JPEG XL website
        Source Code Repository
        Nice summary video

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fanbelt View Post
          Not enough attention gets focused on JPEG XL, the next-gen royalty-free image format standard that finally (hopefully) will replace JPEG across the industry. It's even backwards compatible in the sense that regular jpg files can be converted to jxl losslessly while reducing the file size by 22% on average due to the more efficient encoding. The format was frozen on Christmas eve and is now in the final stages of standardization.

          Here's a few resources if anyone's interested:
          Unofficial JPEG XL summary page
          JPEG XL website
          Source Code Repository
          Nice summary video
          It's just not clear what big companies are officially endorsing it - Google? MS? Mozilla? Apple? Adobe? Intel? AMD? Facebook?

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          • #6
            Does anyone know if Firefox has fixed support for alpha transparency in lossless AVIFs? It has worked in Chrome since forever whereas I’ve yet to see it working in any Firefox builds.

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            • #7
              Non, jpeg is mostly supported from academic institutions.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cl333r View Post

                It's just not clear what big companies are officially endorsing it - Google? MS? Mozilla? Apple? Adobe? Intel? AMD? Facebook?
                Well Google and Cloudinary are the main developers so I would think Google plans on adopting it. It would save them a lot in storage and bandwidth if they converted all their jpgs to jxls. Now that the format is frozen they can work on integrating it into Chrome/Chromium in time for it to complete standardization. I'd also wager it gets integrated into Android, probably version 13. I'm not sure about other companies but it would be a disservice to users if they plan on continuing to push AVIF. Just like every other image format based on a video codec, it destroys fine detail by design.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                  Nothing to be excited about, since no camera or smartphone actually produces images in this format
                  Use your imagination. Most images you see on the web do not come directly from a camera.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by fanbelt View Post
                    Not enough attention gets focused on JPEG XL, the next-gen royalty-free image format standard that finally (hopefully) will replace JPEG across the industry. It's even backwards compatible in the sense that regular jpg files can be converted to jxl losslessly while reducing the file size by 22% on average due to the more efficient encoding. The format was frozen on Christmas eve and is now in the final stages of standardization.

                    Here's a few resources if anyone's interested:
                    Unofficial JPEG XL summary page
                    JPEG XL website
                    Source Code Repository
                    Nice summary video
                    Royalty-free?

                    Coming from a group which used to demand royalties for ages, I don't trust it...

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