[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #51228: Include support for the AVIF image format

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Tue Jul 19 13:44:53 UTC 2022

#51228: Include support for the AVIF image format
 Reporter:  lukefiretoss  |       Owner:  adamsilverstein
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Media         |     Version:
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
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Comment (by adamsilverstein):

 Hey @Tyrannous - thanks for pointing out this change. I've been following
 as well and am excited to see AVIF landing - I am hopeful we will see Edge
 support follow as you mentioned.

 I feel like we could start work on a patch here for testing, however one
 big caveat for AVIF is the current lack of default support in PHP until
 version 8.1 (https://php.watch/versions/8.1/gd-avif). While it is possible
 for older PHP versions to have AVIF support with an updated GD or Imagick
 library this probably isn't common.

 Landing https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/48116 will help us learn
 more about the level of server side AVIF support in the ecosystem. Another
 possibility is moving image compression to the client - libAVIF can be
 compiled using WASM to run directly in the browser (tracked in

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/51228#comment:8>
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