HVIF

Why Haiku Vector Icons are So Small

Article contributed by stippi on Mon, 2006-11-13 13:01

How is it that the Haiku vector icons are so small? You might expect great hackery, but actually HVIF is pretty simple. When I tell you all the "secrets", you might just go "doh!". The most important thing is that the format is optimized for icons. Once you take this simple assumption and think it through, you find all sorts of ways to reduce the storage space.