Google Research is a project of the tech behemoth that works only with the challenges from the industry of Computer Science. Day and night Google researchers are trying to harness the power of this still virgin territory to the benefit of billions of daily users. The team seems to have found yet another complex way to unleash a faster web. This time, the implemented method regards an open source algorithm called Guetzli. The Google team vouched for the efficiency of this JPEG encoder. They stated that the new algorithm could compress files to become 35% smaller.
The Novel Open Source Algorithm Is More Appreciated by Users than libjpeg
On Thursday, Google Research announced on its blog the advent of a game-changing software. Jyrki Alakuijala and Robert Obryk are two engineers who took the opportunity to explain how this new system does not impair web compatibility. This inconvenience is usually created when the video or digital image format goes through a transformation. In the end, what is important is for the browser to manage still to read the compressed files accurately.
The Google team also mentioned a comparison between the new open source algorithm and the old libjpeg. They shared some insights that they came across during their numerous experiments. Thus, even though the libjpeg rendered even slightly better performance, users still appreciated quality results over faster compression process.
Guetzli Can Render Smaller Images Yet with Almost Same Quality
Even though compression algorithms aren’t new, none of them managed to bring back JPEG files without some losses. However, Guetzli seems to have changed that. The new product can downsample with small sacrifices. Since this process cannot be undone, it is important for files to retain as much original pixel information as possible.
It remains to be seen how users are going to receive Guetzli. The quality of the image is an important factor, yet only for new professionals such as digital designers. On the other hand, the majority of users seem to like speed more than quality. Usually, modern online activities rely much on selfies, lifestyle shots, and other content that users generate. Thus, behind this visual world, there are millions of process threads that feel the pressure to work with the speed of mind.
Thus, Google workers need to be patient with all time impatient users. People need to see with their own eyes the reason why their download progress is slower than usual. The JPEG together with PNG take up around 73% of web content. Thus, the latest open source algorithm from Google is going to give users more power.
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