The internets speed is dictated by a lot of things, but the size of the parts of the website you’re loading is a big one. The more “stuff” is on a page, the longer it takes to load, and photos can be rather space heavy. Google, however, has a clever way to speed up the internet, by making your photos a third smaller in file size while looking exactly the same.
Called Google Develop Group, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, which is part of Google’s community, the new code crushes down the file size of photos, namely the JPEGs that you see all over the internet. Basically, when you turn a photo into a JPEG, you’re running it through a process where an algorithm strips out the detail that doesn’t “matter.” Think of it as the difference between a chocolate bunny that’s solid, and one that’s hollow; there’s less substance to the hollow one, but they both look like rabbits.
But Google’s argument is that a little waiting for a render is worth a faster loading web page. If you’re technically inclined, here’s the code to try it for yourself.