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What is the best output format for web?

What is the best output format for web?



Why is image compression important?

Compression allows you to reduce the size of images on your website and reduce the total amount of data that needs to be loaded each time a viewer visits your web pages.

Compressed images can make your pages faster, which is essential for the user's experience

Image file types for the web offer compression levels, but let's consider which file format allows you to reduce the file size while maintaining visual quality:

AVIF - offers superior compression while maintaining visual image quality, and generally has better compression than WebP, JPEG, and PNG.

Quality Type:

AVIF Lossy - allows you to significantly reduce file size. Lossy compression results in some data loss, which reduces the quality of an image. However, you can use the AVIF Quality slider to specify the amount of loss you are willing to accept:




AVIF Lossless - compresses the file size while maintaining image quality

AVIF Lossless isn't the best option when it comes to output byte size after compression, unlike existing WebP and even PNG, which surpass its results.

Claid Studio supports WebP lossy format for output, which by default is set to quality level 75


WEBP - can create smaller, richer images that make the Web faster. WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller than comparable JPEG images:





If you're looking to speed up your website and make it more responsive, consider using .jpeg or .webp formats as your output. They're typically ten or more times smaller than PNGs and load much faster.

Read more: How can I change the size or format of AI generated images?

Updated on: 21/05/2024

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