The AV1 Image Format (AVIF) is a new image format that supports multiple image codecs. It significantly reduces the file size and supports Android, Chrome, and Firefox. AVIF is an alternative format to JPEG, PNG, WebP, and GIF, which has a higher compression ratio and broader feature support than these other formats. AVIF is intended to replace JPEG and other established formats. AVIF results from more than three decades of research and development in image and video compression technology. An open-source video compression standard called AV1 has been developed by the Alliance for Open Media (AOM). The same compression can also be used to compress images, called the AV1 Image File Format (AVIF). Due to this format's superior quality and better compression, the end-user can obtain much better-looking images for a smaller file size than when using JPEG.
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Using format=auto, Gumlet automatically determines the best format for the user's browser. Users of Google Chrome, for example, will be able to view web content in AVIF format.