It appears the longest running shows in digital are coming to a close and along with them, the longest running digital argument.

I’m talking about the graphical formats JPG and GIF. They’ve been in wide use since at least the 1990s. Heck, a gif is still called the CompuServe Gif in some packages, it may bleed into the 1980s.

These formats were popular because they were strong at the three key graphical elements — compression, quality and speed. For whatever reason, it took this long to find universal formats that are better.

Buoyed by Google’s Web Vitals that pushes newer formats, the gif or GIF and the jpg are not the leaders any more. PNG is out too.

Your Key Graphic Formats Must Change