SevenCubed - 5:44 pm on Feb 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
I get by just fine with the current formats available. I always optimize images down to a bare minimum and it works just fine.
A WW member posted the name of another JPEG compression tool last week, I checked it out, and it did a very good job of further compressing JPEGs that I thought I couldn't squeeze anymore KB's out of. It was no good for gradient images though -- degraded them. Then a few days ago I found one for PNGs that reduced file sizes by a whooping 80% without any loss of quality.
Until now I had avoided using PNGs due to their larger file size and not being able to compress them enough for my liking. I prefer their transparency ability over GIFs and can now use them.
with a plugin <= from Google
As it relates to google it would best be termed a parasite. One which has now seriously infected the internet.