January 25th, 2021 × #AVIF#images#performance

Hasty Treat - The New AVIF Image Format Is Unreal

Wes and Scott discuss the new AVIF image format - how it works, why it's better than JPEG and WebP, browser support, and how to implement it.


In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about AVIF — what it is and how you might use it!

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Show Notes

03:10 - What is AVIF?

  • AVIF is derived from the keyframes of an AV1 video
  • Royalty free (big deal)
  • What about WebP?
  • Basically half the file size of a WebP for free, which was already about half the size of a jpeg
  • It's a lossy format — ie it inherently will degrade the image
  • https://jakearchibald.com/2020/avif-has-landed/
  • No animation

10:53 - How to implement

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