Posts Tagged ‘png’

How to Add Animated png (apng) Support to Google Chrome

Monday, June 30th, 2014

I’m so old that I remember the days when using animated GIF files on a website was still considered to be a good design decision, rather than cliche and corny.

Animated PNG files work in many regards just like gif files displayed on Internet sites. They offer several advantages over gif files on the other hand including support for 24-bit and 8-bit transparency which gifs do not support. Transparency and the fact that 24-bit colors are supported are what makes animated PNG files interesting as they look good regardless of the background they are embedded on and thanks to the increased number of colors, usually better than comparable gifs.

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Convert Images to Google’s WebP Image Format

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

I’m not sure if I’d jump on this bandwagon or not … at least not until Firefox and Adobe jump on board.

As a webmaster it pays to pay attention to trends and upcoming technologies that may help you improve the performance or other site metrics. Google’s WebP image format promises better file compression and quality than the popular jpg and png formats, and at least some webmasters consider converting all images made available on their sites in the format as well. There are issues however that keep the format from reaching a wider audience. It is not supported by all web browsers for example. Google Chrome supports it but Firefox does not for example.

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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.

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FotoForensics Indicates if Photos have been Digitally Modified

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Is it real? Or is it Photoshop?? Here are a couple of services that will help you to detect manipulated photos …

The rise of digital cameras and the move to digital photo formats made image manipulations a lot easier. Now everyone can fire up Photoshop or a comparable tool to make modifications to photos that are not detectable for the human eye. Often, this is used to optimize the output, e.g. increase an area’s brightness level or remove a mole from a face.

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