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It's not very comparable to PNG, since they're designed for different types of imagery. I know currently Trigrad cannot handle text at all. In regards to your other comment, it's currently definitely worse than JPEG for vector imagery.

However, it handles gradients amazingly. A full colour gradient such as [0] can be made a tenth of the size since only ~500 samples are really needed.

[0] http://i.imgur.com/QzW0z2O.png




Love how the algorithm is simple compared to iDCT based ones, very good job!

> No text at all

Or indeed anything which poorly maps to gradients. For this I'm thinking about instead of storing pixel values per sample vertex, store only dct coefficient(s) per each tri - result of which gets texture-like-mapped to the tri surface. Think JPEG instead of 8x8 quads using variably sized tris.

JPEG artifacts would then be much more fine grained around edges.

EDIT: It would not need to be as complex as full DCT because a lot of information is carried through tri shape/positioning on edges. The idea is to have "library of various gradient shapes" to pick from, not full 8x8 DCT matrix capable of reconstituting 8x8 bitmap approximations.

Once again, thanks for inspiring implementation.




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