reduces file size of images by 20-90% for faster page loading
decreases required bandwidth for service providers
actively developed by tech giants like Google, Apple and Microsoft
open to use and royalty-free for everyone
provides the highest quality to compression rate ever achieved
already supported by Chrome, Opera and Firefox
supports transparency and is therefore a better version of PNG
supports animated frames which can replace GIFs and aPNGs
embraces HDR with 12-bit color depth and wide color gamut
provides future-proof VP-10 codec technology
latest GPUs already support hardware decoding
rich of features for smartphones like live photos
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How to use AVIF
Support is constantly rising across browsers, software and hardware. Thanks to being royalty-free, companies can include the format without having to deal with patents. We created articles for you on how to get started on all different type of browsers, operating systems and software. We didn't cover your software? Feel free to tell us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will write an article about it.
In the last ten years, the size of an average web page has increased from 500 kb to 2000 kb. Images always take up half the amount. A new image format is needed to stop the increasing size of images on the web. JPEG has been the most popular image format for years due to its high compatibility. AVIF is the modern solution. It was developed by the Alliance for Open Media, a collaboration of Google, Apple, Mozilla, Intel and other tech giants. AVIF is a codec for highly compressed images of acceptable quality and is constantly improving. AVIF offers a significant reduction in file size compared to the current JPEG or WebP codecs. You can reduce file sizes by 20-90%, even for images with transparency and animated frames. Currently supported by Chrome, Opera and Firefox, you can expect it to get more support soon. AVIF is being developed by the most influential technology companies. Netflix has already considered AVIF superior to JPEG and even newer WebP image formats in terms of image quality to compressed file size ratio. AV1 has been developed by industry leaders and technological innovators from all reputable companies. They licensed their codec patents royalty-free to create an ecosystem that would last. There is no other codec that seems as promising as AVIF. With its widespread support, current feature rate, royalty-free usage and highest compression rate achieved, we are only a few steps away from creating a truly modern web. avif.io helps to strengthen the support of AVIF by providing information, news, resources and an image converter.
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