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🖼 Apple to bring WebP support to Safari with iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur

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The last major browser holding out on WebP support caves!
Are you using WebP in your projects? Will you still bother with fallbacks after these releases?
 

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I use webp but always as <source> inside a <picture> tag.
Because of different tools/services this isn't a problem for me to provide and I will stick to it.

But I would love to have one unified format for images and one for videos. But right now I've also sometimes noticed that webp is larger in filesize than jpg or even png.
So there's still room for improvement.
 

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Finally! This has been a good blocker on webp, so it would be to use webp without fallbacks in the future.

Now we need chrome and firefox to bring wide-gamut support as safari have.
 
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Reality shows that webp isn't the new perfect image format:
I've seen it myself that webp is a lot of times larger than an optimized jpeg.
 

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I use it automatically with gatsby-image but I don't think it's as great as everyone pretends. Sure it gets you a good lighthouse rating but the quality of a webp compared to a png is often much lower. Probably fine for photos but not so great for screenshots.
 
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Probably fine for photos but not so great for screenshots.
As a maintainer of a photo transfer platform I would say it vice versa but the base part is true. Depending on colors, contrasts and so on webp is sometimes even worse than jpg.
Not starting with webm ... 🤯
Webp as is is definitely not the new life saver!
 
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