As a contemporary image format, AVIF offers high compression rates with a wide range of features. Big players in the digital economy support the AVIF format, which is driving its continued expansion. By combining high image quality with many capabilities, the AVIF format meets the requirements of a modern image format. As compared to the established JPEG format, AVIF currently reduces the image size by approximately 50%. AVIF compression minimizes the loading time of websites due to its high efficiency. AVIF possesses all the prerequisites that will allow it to establish itself successfully online and redefine a new image standard designed to replace JPEG. As soon as technical obstacles (e.g., slow and resource-consuming coding processes) are overcome, the AV1 video codec and the multifunctional image format will offer high quality.
ShimmerCat supports AVIF. They support it because AVIF, JPEG2000, and WebP formats all offer significantly superior compression and quality characteristics compared to old and traditional PNG and JPEG formats. If you encode images in next-generation formats, you will increase loading times, consume less cellular data, and improve the quality and user experience.