In HEIF containers, AV1 Image File Format specifies the format for storing images and image sequences compressed with AV1. Comparable to HEIC, HEIC uses ISOBMFF for the container format but HEVC for compression. Version 1.0.0 of the AVIF specification was released in February. The Netflix 2020 test showed that AVIF has a higher compression efficiency than JPEG, retains more detail, has fewer blocking artifacts, and has little color bleeding around hard edges in composites of natural images, text, and graphics. AVIF is a format supported by big players in the digital economy that are driving its expansion. This is because both formats are open source. There are no additional charges associated with AOMedia technology. All open source developers benefit from this, not just the big players. The AVIF format is free of charge is a significant advantage over HEIF, which is still the preferred format for Apple. With AVIF, you can combine high image quality and many functions in one format. A current study shows that AVIF reduces an image's size by 50% compared to JPEG. In addition, AVIF is more efficient than WebP, which has not established itself. The highly efficient AVIF compression reduces website load times, conserves network bandwidth, and reduces data streams for video-on-demand providers, cloud hosts, and webspace providers. AVIF offers several benefits that extend beyond its online use. Photo archives, photographers, printers, etc. Those who use the format can also receive higher-quality images, which will ease the burden on limited resources.
China-based Maxthon Ltd. developed Maxthon, a freeware web browser. Maxthon Mobile is available for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8. It is also known as a Mac OS and Linux app. Maxthon was named #97 on PC World's list of the 100 best products of 2011 based on its use of Chromium and won CNET WebWare 100 Awards in 2008 and 2009. A Chinese company is known for producing browsers for Windows, Maxthon has web browsers. Beijing is its headquarters, and Shanghai, Hong Kong, and San Francisco are its offices. Maxthon engineers are primarily based in the company's Beijing headquarters, which develops and maintains Maxthon versions for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. There have been regular beta updates since the release of Maxthon 6 (MX6) on 30 November 2020. Approximately 670 million people use it. Not all Maxthon 5 features are supported (yet). Aside from offering 64-bit and 32-bit versions on Windows, iOS, Android, and portable versions, the browser focuses on blockchain technology.
Maxthon does not support AVIF. As no public roadmap exists, future support for this image format is unknown.