The WebP extension gives you access to WebP functionality at native speeds.
WebP is a new image format that provides lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. WebP lossless images are 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs. WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller in size compared to JPEG images at equivalent SSIM index. WebP supports lossless transparency (also known as alpha channel) with just 22% additional bytes. Transparency is also supported with lossy compression and typically provides 3x smaller file sizes compared to PNG when lossy compression is acceptable for the red/green/blue color channels.
For more on information on the format see the following page on Google Developers: WebP
- Load a WebP file using the
- Parse WebP Data;
- Single API interface - your code works across iOS and Android with no modifications;
- Sample project code and ASDocs reference
As with all our extensions you get access to a year of support and updates as we are continually improving and updating the extensions for OS updates and feature requests.
var bd:BitmapData = WebP.service.loadWebPBitmapData( path );
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