WebP is a video format that was first developed by On2 Technologies, a company that Google acquired in 2009 for this emerging technology. Presently, Google has vastly improved on WebP and wishes to offer its users an image format the will speed up the whole experience of using enriched images.
After previously open-sourcing the VP8 video codec and coming up with a new container format (WebM), Google set its sights on making a new image format. Google has now publicly announced and released the initial code to the WebP image format. The goal of WebP is to better compress images than PNG and JPEG files […]