So apparently Tumblr did a solid again and started converting GIFs to webp/webm, completely fucking colors and sharpness in the process.
Congrats Tumblr on alienating yet another part of your users lmao
One of my favorite Tumblr blogs is one which GIFs generated from corrupting ROMs of retro games, you can be sure that this conversion will fuck up those https://corruptionasart.tumblr.com/
One of my favorite Tumblr blogs is one with GIFs generated from corrupting ROMs of retro games, you can be sure that this conversion will fuck up those https://corruptionasart.tumblr.com/
ALRIGHT. It's very late but here it is: a Firefox/Chrome extension that replaces gifv to gif in all links/images on Tumblr's dashboard/explore pages.
Store links aren't up yet because ~awaiting review~ but here goes. Gonna catch some sleep now 😴
If like me you're annoyed at this, I made a Chrome/Firefox extension that changes all the links back to GIFs in Tumblr's dashboard/explore tabs
Follow the link below to get the download links
wordpress guy : buys tumblr
wordpress guy : instantly fucks up one of the big part of tumblr
@Sapphaos I don't think this happened in less than a week, it's not trivial to change that kind of thing, but the timing sure is "funny"
@Eramdam oh yeah you're right but that is terrible timing
@Eramdam Screenshot of the article explaining the GIF → WebP change? Obviously with the GIF color even more degraded and a big red arrow from GIF to WebP, Youtube-thumbnail style.
@GeoffreyFrogeye nah, that would make a weird association with the author of the article. I just put a random dahsboard screenshot for now
@Eramdam an optimistic way to look at this is to consider most people's hardware kinda sucked at the time so this off-color, not-perfect-pixel is pretty much how they saw the art back then 🤷
But yes this is bad.
@Eramdam maybe APNG would have been a better approach.
@polychrome I gotta admit I don't know APNG enough
@polychrome I know /of/ it. I just don't know how it would compare to mp4 in that case, especially in terms of filesize. Unfortunately that's the biggest factor of the trend, to gain on filesize because video formats are better at storing...well...video data 😅
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