Posts Tagged ‘image format’

Mozilla Plans to Add Webp Support to Firefox

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

It’s probably too soon to tell if Webp will eventually replace popular image formats such as jpeg and png, but with both Mozilla and Google behind the idea, the odds in favor of Webp must be fairly good.

Mozilla, makers of Firefox and other things, is working on bringing support for the webp format to the Firefox web browser. WebP is an image format developed by Google (based on tech by a company Google acquired) that offers lossy and lossless compression. Google designed the format as an alternative to the aging jpeg image format promising smaller file sizes without reductions in image quality.


The Search for the Image Format of the future Continues

Friday, October 18th, 2013

The folks at Google Chrome won’t be the ones that select the image format of the future … that choice will be made by companies like Adobe, that make the programs that prepare images for the web.

Images are an essential part of nearly every Internet website and service. We have seen progress in other areas of interest in regards to web formats. There is a lot going on when it comes to video formats for example, with new formats promising better quality, lower file sizes and better performance. When it comes to image formats, the web is still relying on formats that were introduced in the beginning days of the Internet. The popular jpeg image format was introduced back in 1992 while the png image format made its debut in 1996.


ISO Workshop – Create, Convert and Burn CD and DVD Images

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

The backup functions sound particularly interesting …

Disk image formats like ISO are quite common on the Internet in these days. Many Linux distributions are for instance are provided as ISO image downloads. ISO images are usually downloaded from the Internet and burned to CD, DVD or Blu-Ray. Burning is without doubt the most common task that is associated with iso images, but there are more. Some users create iso images on their computer system for easier distribution or backup purposes, and it is also common to extract ISO images to the system or create them for backup or distribution purposes.