A webp file extension is associated with the picture image format developed by Google that is designed to improve the performance of web pages and make the web faster by reducing image file sizes.

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WEBP file extension - Google image file format

What is webp file? How to open webp files?

The webp file extension is used for an image file format (pronounced as weppy) with better performance compared to JPG format.

The webp file is an image file format created by Google, designed to improve the performance of web pages and make the web faster by reducing image file sizes.

The WEBP format is based on an open-source compression algorithm called 'VP8' and uses a container based on RIFF.

The format is lossy, meaning some data is lost during encoding - repeated editing of a webp file will reduce the overall quality of the image. Google estimates 65% of current internet traffic is image and photo data, so a significant decrease in the amount of data sent across the web would increase overall speed for all internet users.

The Webp format faced minor criticism for not including common features such as transparency (alpha channel) from the outset, although Google announced additional features would be added at a later date.

MIME types:
image/webp

The default software associated to webp file type:

Google Chrome icon

Google Inc. logo Google Chrome  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Google Chrome is popular Internet browser for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The core of the Chrome uses very fast Chrome Blink (Webkit fork) layout engine. Chrome Blink layout engine is regarded as one of the fastest layout engines for viewing websites and for work with JavaScript.

Google Chrome for Mac icon

Google Inc. logo Google Chrome for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Google Chrome for Mac is one from the most used Internet browsers on Mac computers. Chrome uses a fork of WebKit layout engine called the Blink that is regarded as one of the fastest layout engines for viewing websites and for work with JavaScript.

Chrome contains many useful functions such as high security, malware blocking, stability, easy user interface, themes and extensions. Extensions and web apps are available in the Chrome Web Store.

Google Chrome for Linux icon

Google Inc. logo Google Chrome for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Chrome for Linux is the one of the most used Internet browsers on the world. The first version was released in September 2, 2008.

Chrome uses The Blink layout engine. Chrome is very popular for many integrated useful features such as security, malware blocking, stability, user interface etc. Chrome also supports extensions and web applications.

Help how to open WEBP files:

Generally web browsers with proper plugin should be able to view this format. At least Google Chrome can.

How to convert file with extension WEBP:

Use compatible tools to transform webp picture images to other formats.

Find conversions from webp file:

webp to jpeg

webp to jpg

webp to pdf

webp to png

Find converter to webp file type:

gif to webp

jpeg to webp

jpg to webp

pdf to webp

png to webp

psd to webp

List of software applications associated to the .webp file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open webp file, edit webp file, convert webp file, view webp file, play webp file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the webp files.

  • Open webp file
  • Save webp file
  • Edit webp file
  • View webp file
  • Convert webp file
  • Create webp file
  • Import webp file
  • Export webp file
  • Print webp file

Software that open webp file - Google image file format

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open webp file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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