Saturday, December 12, 2015

The FLIF format

The FLIF format. Gary McGath. Mad File Format Science blog. November 25, 2015.
     The post is a look at a new image format FLIF (Free Lossless Image Format) which claims to outcompress other formats for "any kind of image".  "It’s still a work in progress, and any new image format faces an uphill battle"against the existing well-established and well-funded formats. More information about the format is available at the FLIF website. The format is said to be "completely royalty-free and it is not encumbered by software patents." There is still work to do on support for additional metadata and color spaces.

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