The AV1 Image format, or AVIF, is the latest image codec on earth. AVIF is an optimized image format which was created to make our images smaller while keeping the same quality (lossless). The file extension for AVIF is.avif. In this article, I want to talk about its features and benefits, and why you should start using AVIF.AVIF is a very well-compressed image format based on the AV1 video encoding standard. GIMP 2.10.22 introduces support for this image format making it possible to open and save those files in GIMP.It is an optimized image format that was created to make our images smaller while keeping the same quality. The file extension is “.avif”. In the basic term, ‘AVIF’ is an image format that compresses the images while giving out the same image quality. It is a better alternative to traditional formats like WebP, JPEG or PNG.
What is avif format used for?
A modern image format based on the AV1 video format. AVIF generally has better compression than WebP, JPEG, PNG and GIF and is designed to supersede them. AVIF competes with JPEG XL which has similar compression quality and is generally seen as more feature-rich than AVIF.
How do I save avif files in WebP format?
Saving files in AVIF format from your computer is not a straightforward process. You can use the AOMedia Library (see here) but it’s in the GitHub repository, and requires your use of the command line interface for installation on your PC. The WebP format is supported by Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and a few other browsers.
Is it possible to use avif in GIMP?
GIMP for Windows and Linux now has AVIF support starting from the 2.10.22 update. Photoshop developers are also talking about how to support AVIF. Hopefully this will soon be supported. AVIF is still a relatively new technology. But most modern browsers now support the format which means you can use it directly in the <img> tag.
What is avavif image quality?
AVIF images are typically around 50% smaller than the equivalent acceptable quality JPEG web file, and can produce far greater savings at an almost imperceptible loss of detail. Using the Squoosh browser app, you can set both the maximum and minimum quality independently.