New Imagery called WebP…What’s that?

Just when you thought you’d the SEO, (SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization), packed down in your brain. You’re feeling it’s safe to come out and look around like the survivor of  an apocalypse. (Take your pick in what type of Apocalypse.)

You pat yourself on the back because you now know about PNG, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, BMP and many other formats.

Wait! The year isn’t out yet. There’s something else to learn about.

“Oh gosh! No!” You may groan.

I know, I know. I said the same thing when I first encountered one.

Google Definition listed below:

It’s called a WebP. A WebP is a modern image format that provides superior lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. … WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller than comparable JPEG images at equivalent SSIM quality index. Lossless WebP supports transparency (also known as alpha channel) at a cost of just 22% additional bytes.

It may help with book covers due to they take a quite beating when a lot of traffic is sent their way and start to fade quickly because of the whimsical designs used. Light, dreamy definition in some designs are eye-catching but the draw back is, I noticed they fade too quickly. Even if you paid a lot. Heavy traffic erode the pixels used in creating the image.

But the catch to this WebP is… can your computer open this format? Most can not.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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