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Google’s Powerful Online Image Converter ‘Squoosh’ Works In Any Browser
By Yoon Sann Wong, 14 Nov 2018
At this year’s Chrome Developer Summit, which took place over 12 and 13 November at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Google unveiled its advanced online image converter called ‘Squoosh’ that has been designed to support up-and-coming web technologies and function in any browser.
The ‘Squoosh’ app is an open source tool from Chrome Labs that works for desktop and mobile. ‘Squoosh’ automatically transforms any uploaded image into various supported formats, such as OptiPNG, MozJPG, WebP, Browser PNG, JPG, and WebP.
According to Ghacks, ‘Squoosh’ isn’t intended to compete with the myriad image file conversion tools already rampant online, but rather serve as a showcase for novel web technologies, for instance, WebAssembly.
The original and converted versions are displayed side-by-side on screen, where a slider that separates the graphics lets you zoom in and out to inspect quality. Certain formats, such as WebP, enable you to customize specific parameters.
For now, ‘Squoosh’ does not support bulk conversions. Find out more about ‘Squoosh’ in Google’s demo of the app below.
[via Ghacks, video via Google Chrome Developers, main image via video screenshot]
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