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ShortPixel Image Optimizer is able to create and serve AVIF files since version 4.22. The delivery can be done in two different ways: using the <PICTURE> tag syntax or without altering the page code (via .htaccess).
The recommended method is via .htaccess, but it’s only available if you are using Apache as web server. If you are using NGINX, and if you are having trouble after creating AVIF files on your site and the supporting browsers are downloading the images instead of displaying them, you have come to the the right place.
AVIF is an image file format developed by Alliance for Open Media which is supposed to make our images smaller while keeping the same image quality. Experts believe that it is the next step in media compression. AOMedia’s goal is to develop open, royalty-free technology for multimedia delivery, which means that nobody will have to pay anybody to use the new AVIF format (as opposed to JPG, for example). Behind AOMedia we find big companies like Netflix, Google, Facebook, Apple or Microsoft.
ShortPixel Adaptive Images 2.0 is live! Finally, after months of work by our awesome team, we are happy to announce the new version of the best image optimization plugin. SPAI 2.0 comes with numerous new features, fixes and great improvements that we are all really excited about.
ShortPixel Adaptive Images 2.0 brings a totally new onboarding wizard. If you install our plugin for the first time, right after the activation you will be taken to the wizard. In 4 simple steps, SPAI will help you connect the plugin to your account on shortpixel.com, recommend you the best settings for your website and show you live how your website improves with the plugin installed.
After you finish the wizard, you’ll just need to relax and enjoy!