A group of companies, including Google, Mozilla, Cisco, and others, formed the AOMedia foundation, which has developed the AVIF image format. The video format is based on AV1, which was initially created to store keyframes. It was designed to replace outdated image formats, such as JPEG and WebP, with more modern features, such as HDR and 12-bit color. While maintaining the same level of perceived quality, AVIF outperforms JPG by 40-60% and WebP by 10-30%.
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To this date, imgix only support conversion to WebP regarding next-gen formats. It is uncertain whether they will add AVIF support in future.