Image compression with webp

WebP is a new image format that provides lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. WebP lossless images are 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs. WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller in size compared to JPEG images at equivalent SSIM index. WebP supports lossless transparency (also known as alpha channel) with just 22% additional bytes. Transparency is also supported with lossy compression and typically provides 3x smaller file sizes compared to PNG when lossy compression is acceptable for the red/green/blue color channels.

https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/

http://www.igvita.com/2013/03/07/faster-smaller-and-more-beautiful-web-with-webp/

Webp format has been implemented in Opera . Check the following value for “Accept” header. This includes “image/webp”

Opera text/html, application/xml;q=0.9, application/xhtml+xml, image/png, image/webp, image/jpeg, image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, */*;q=0.1

More details in : http://blog.netdna.com/developer/how-to-reduce-image-size-with-webp-automagically/

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