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- Feb 2021
The newest generation of image codecs—in particular AVIF and JPEG XL—are a major improvement of the old JPEG and PNG codecs. To be sure, JPEG 2000 and WebP also compress more effectively and offer more features, yet the overall gain is not significant and consistent enough to warrant fast and widespread adoption. AVIF and JPEG XL will do much better—at least that’s what I hope.
Comparison of image codecs (JPEG, PNG, JPEG 2000, WebP, HEIC, AVIF, JPEG XL)