[OT} is WebP going anywhere, and if it is how will LiveCode cope with it?

Ian Wood revlist at azurevision.co.uk
Mon Oct 4 12:15:55 EDT 2010


WepP doesn't really offer anything over JPEG, I honestly can't see any reason for it to take off.

File sizes can be slightly smaller, but it has the same bit depth, *smaller* pixel dimension limits, doesn't appear to include a progressive download spec like JPEG, doesn't include an alpha layer for transparency like PNGs etc. etc.

Ian

On 4 Oct 2010, at 17:04, Richmond wrote:

> http://code.google.com/speed/webp/download.html
> 
> Is this just Google trying to extend its imperialistic influence
> even further, or is this s serious competitor up against
> PNG and GIF?
> 
> Is RunRev/LiveCode going to be able to import and export WebP
> in a future recension?
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