A Summary of Next-Gen Image Formats

Most everyone in the WordPress world knows the basic image formats: use JPEGs for photos, PNGs for screenshots, and maybe WebP if you’re a Google-loving-hipster. Or at least, that’s my summary of the situation. (Some other playful/controversial opinions: .bmp is for dinosaurs who love MS Paint, GIF is a weird name we fight about for what should really be silent video files.)

I didn’t know a lot of the technical details of all those image formats. Nor had I realized that people were (maybe obviously) working on newer image formats. All that in more is the topic of this post over at Cloudinary from Jon Sneyers. His writing is fun, his biases are clear, and you’ll probably learn something about an important detail of the internet 🤓

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