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JPG to WEBP

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Information about JPG
File extension
jpg
File category
Raster Image
Stands for
Joint photographic experts group
Developer
The JPEG group
Overview
Files stored in this format are small in size that is why they can be uploaded and downloaded with ease. It takes less time over the internet to upload and download due to smaller size which results in saving of bandwidth. This extension is compressed using a lossy algorithm that is why there can be a reduction in the quality of the photograph. It has the ability to compress the file to one-tenth of its original size. It is widely used in emails and also when images are to be posted on websites. Digital Cameras and other photographic image capture devices widely use this JPG format. The paintings and photos of realistic scenes that have smooth variations of colour can be best illustrated by this format.
Technical description
A technique used in JPEG format to compress files is lossy compression which is based on DCT (Discrete Cosine Transform) as it is the most practical Mathematical operation. The DCT actually converts each frame of the video from the spatial domain to a frequency/transform domain. It discards the information of high frequency that has sharp transitions in intensity as well as in colour hue. Furthermore, this standard defines a codec which tells how an image can be encoded into a stream of bytes and decoded back into an image. The files can be compressed in the ratio of 100:1 but that would result in the poor quality of an image. Therefore, to retain the quality of a photo, a file should be compressed till 20:1 ratio not more than that.
Links
wikipedia.org
Information about WEBP
File extension
webp
File category
Raster Image file
Stands for
Google Web picture files
Developer
Google
Overview
WebP is a file format which uses both lossy and lossless compressions to encode the files. It was developed by Google in order to facilitate the work online which can be done quickly and easily with this extension. This is a sister project of WebM Multimedia container and it produces high quality of images. It is claimed that it can reduce the file size by 34% without affecting the quality of a photo. Due to this reduced size, online work can be done in less time as these files can offer high speed over the Internet due to small size. This format provides add-on support to the lossless algorithm, metada, transparency, colour profile and animation.
Technical description
Intra frame coding that is used in video format and the resource interchange file format, are base for its lossy compression. Only 16,383 pixels can be used to represent the side length of an image. Besides this, it is based on block prediction in which every block is forecasted as per the values, from the three blocks above it and from a one block to the left of it. Horizontal, vertical, DC (one colour) and Truemotion are the four basic modes of block prediction in this extension. Animated images can also be produced using WebP and this is a substitute to famous GIF format. It comes with many improved features. For instance, 24 – bit colour with transparency, joining of frames with both lossy and lossless compressions in the same animation and providing support to seek to a specific frame.
Links
wikipedia.org
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